Posts Tagged ‘SMS Spam Botnet’

Android HackedExperts specializing in anti-spam company Cloudmark announced the discovery of the first ever botnet, which consists of more than 800 Android-smartphones.

Infected devices used to send thousands of short messages containing spam. The age-old curse of personal computers and caught up with modern smartphones.

According to available data Cloudmark, identified botnet consists of ‘smart zombie’ who were infected when they replied to a spam email with a proposal to install free version of the popular mobile game, especially Need for Speed ​​Most Wanted. Together with a desired toy, downloaded from a server located in Hong Kong, users also get a virus that turns them into smartphones spambots.

A malicious program that icon which, of course, nowhere in the operating system does not display automatically sends spam to all phone numbers from the contact list of infected devices. (more…)