The new Android-Trojan makes calls to premium rate numbers and does not remove himself




Experts of the company “Doctor Web” found dangerous Android-trojan that has a serious self-defense mechanism. Once infected phone Android.Dialer.7.origin machine starts to make calls to premium numbers, and debited from the account holder a significant amount.


“Malware, make costly calls without the user’s consent, have long been known: such threats were common in the era of slow Internet connection technology dial-up, when the communication is performed using modems, and later often attacked and mobile devices – the experts. – The main objective of such malicious programs – to establish a connection with a specific phone number for that user’s account is debited victims impressive amount flowing into the pocket of the intruders. ”

Most often, experts say, premium numbers belong entertainment services “for adults”. In this case, once the first time on “guglosmartfon” malicious program creates a shortcut without a signature, which later disappears.

Calls Android.Dialer.7.origin commits to the number 803 402 470, which is stored in the settings, but the creators of the Trojan can change it using the remote command. This increases operational flexibility “malware” and allows the authors to make on several paid services.

To reduce the probability of detection of unwanted user activity, the Trojan disables the earpiece while talking on the phone, and for the final conceal malicious activity removes from the system log, and from the list of calls all the incriminating information.

However, the main feature is its ability Android.Dialer.7.origin resist attempts to remove the threat of a user with an infected smartphone: As soon as the victim opens the System Settings section, responsible for the management of applications, the Trojans will block this action, moving the user to the main screen of the operating system. Thus, the manual removal of Trojan becomes practically impossible.

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