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Android Mobile Malware Uses Anonymous Tor Network to Hide Its Tracks

concertina226 (2447056) writes | about 8 months ago


concertina226 (2447056) writes "The malware, which Kaspersky calls "Backdoor.AndroidOS.Torec.a," has the ability to intercept SMS text messages sent on a smartphone and collect other data from the handset including the user's mobile number, the device's unique IMEI serial number and request GPS coordinates to identify where the device is currently located.

Hackers are beginning to target smartphones and tablets over PCs, as these powerful devices increasingly contain a wealth of personal data. Kaspersky Labs says it has so far collected 143,211 samples of mobile malware, and that Android is the target 98% of the time."

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