GGTracker Trojan Charges Premium Rate SMS Messages
Posted by finid
on June 20, 2011
Category : News and Events
Tags : ggtracker, trojan
If you use an Android-powered device, you should take note. Lookout, a mobile security outfit based in California, USA, is reporting that GGTracker, a new Android Trojan, can be automatically downloaded to your phone after a visit to a fake Android Market. According to Lookout:
The Trojan targets users in the United States by interacting with a number of premium SMS subscription services without consent. We believe that Android users are directed to install this Trojan after clicking on a malicious in-app advertisement. If the Trojan is installed, it may subscribe the user to one or several premium rate SMS subscription services.
How does it work? Continue reading to find out.