Be careful the next time you scan a QR code, because it might just cost you money and wreak havoc on your smartphone.
That’s the warning from Kaspersky Lab, which has noticed the first instance of QR code tampering. The incident
took place in Russia last month and hoodwinked consumers who thought
they were downloading an Android app called Jimm. The code actually
contained malware that sent SMS codes to a premium rate number that
charged for each message.