In case you need a reminder that trojans can still appear on the iOS or Android app stores, a new one has been discovered by the researchers at Kaspersky Lab. Published on Thursday, Kaspersky’s latest report discusses the details of a Russian app called “Find and Call.” This first looked like an SMS worm, but was later discovered to be a trojan that uploads users’ contact lists to a remote server. Once the contact lists are uploaded, the server will send out SMS spam—claiming to be from the victim—to the phone numbers on the list with a URL to the app, helping to spread itself across iOS and Android devices alike. Read the full story at ARS Technica.
“Find and Call” app becomes first trojan to appear on iOS App Store
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