These 150 malicious SMS scam apps on Play Store were part of a campaign called UltimaSMS wherein malicious actors sign victims up for expensive premium SMS services that earns them money while ultimately leaving victims facing big losses.
Avast says that these apps have been downloaded more than 10.5 million times from Google Play Store and “are nearly identical in structure and functionality.”
Trojan Malware, downloaded by 3 Lakh Android users, targeting SBI users
These apps were stealing victim’s bank account details to subscribe them to random paid services, charging a hefty premium amount that left their bank account dry. The campaign targeted millions of users from over 70 countries.
Joker Malware has returned: Remove these 15 apps from your Android devices
In a recent incident, Cybersecurity researchers have warned that fraudsters are tricking people and stealing their bank details via
phishing links based on the new film ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’.