Smartphones the Russians attacked with dangerous virus

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Smartphones the Russians was attacked by a new Trojan that is able to install on devices program and distribute advertising. This is with reference to the specialists of “Kaspersky Lab” reports “Kommersant”.

Experts have called a dangerous virus Shopper. Most victims of the Trojan — Russians (31 percent of all infections). Were also attacked residents of India and Brazil.

The malware sends ads can install other applications, and also leaves on Google Play fake reviews on behalf of the owners of gadgets. It exploits the Google service Accessibility Service: for example, intercepts the voice recording, pressing the buttons and stuff.

Most likely, the virus enters into the device through unofficial app stores, and fraudulent advertising. The Trojan pretends to be useful programs, such as application ConfigAPKs (required for smartphones on Android).

Experts in the field of cyber security has advised users to be careful when downloading unfamiliar software and to refer to the official app stores.

Experts have previously cautioned against the use of chargers for smartphones in public places. Through them, hackers can gain access to your data gadgets.

Video, photo All from Russia.

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