Malware-makers are stepping up the assault on Android handsets and are now quietly redirecting phone calls to steal voice-based two factor authentication details.
An update to the Android.Bankosy trojan horse means it not only locks down handsets but steals data from hacked devices. Symantec threat-throttler Dinesh Venkatesan says the trojan malware opens a backdoor which turns on unconditional call forwarding and silent mode such that victims are never alerted about redirected incoming calls.
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ORIGINAL SOURCE: The Register