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Female Android users beware

Madura McCormack | Aug. 28, 2012
Women become new target for mobile malware with detection of Android.Loozfon

Anti-virus company Symantec has detected an android Trojan that specifically targets female users, the company revealed in an official blog post today.

Dubbed Android.Loozfon, Symantec warns that the malware specifically lures Japanese female android users by sending e-mails that contain links promising "fast-cash". Through the link, users are made to download a dating app that supposedly helps users find "rich men".

Titled "Will you win?" in Japanese, the Trojan automatically downloads itself together with the app. The malware seems to be harvesting contact details, including the phone number of the user. Possibly for SMS spam or sale to other scamming groups.

The detection of this new android malware comes a week after another trojan, "SMSZombie" is said to have infected half a million Chinese users.

 

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