Cybercriminals often create and distribute Trojan viruses that infect a victim’s mobile phone, so that the phone makes calls or sends SMS text messages – without the user knowing. The malware will direct these unauthorized calls to premium-charge numbers – or to chargeable SMS text services – that are operated by the criminal.
By infecting large numbers of phones – and getting each phone to make several calls or send several texts – the criminal can generate a significant revenue stream.
How to protect yourself against mobile malware
By installing effective anti-malware software, you can defend your mobile devices against Trojans that initiate SMS attacks and unauthorized calls. While Kaspersky Internet Security for Android delivers world-class protection for Android smartphones, and can help to ensure your devices are secured against Trojans and other malware attacks.
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