Sunday, March 9, 2014

Pre-Installed Phone Malware

Some new Samsung, Motorola, Asus, and LG phones are reported to have come with malware installed. Samsung reports that the malware, which appears to be an altered version of a Netflix app, was not installed at the factory. It is thought most likely that the malware was installed at some point in the supply chain.

The malware in question was harvesting passwords and financial information, and relaying that information to a server in Russia.

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