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A New Malware Xafecopy Trojan Steals Money Via Mobile Phones

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A New Malware Xafecopy Trojan Steals Money Via Mobile Phones

With the so many tech advancements, still the internet world is not safe. A New Malware Xafecopy Trojan Steals Money Via Mobile Phones. Yes, this is true. The malware “Xafecopy Trojan” has been detected in India by cyber security firm Kaspersky.

Xafecopy Trojan is being detected around 40% in India; said the Kaspersky lab experts in its recent report.

A New Malware Xafecopy Trojan Steals Money Via Mobile Phones

A report launched by the lap experts elaborates that:

“Kaspersky Lab experts have uncovered a mobile malware targeting the WAP billing payment method, stealing money through victims’ mobile accounts without their knowledge.”

The experts also said the “Xafecopy Trojan” is actually disguised as a useful app with different names like BatteryMaster etc. The malware secretly loads some malicious codes onto the smartphones of the users. Once it is activated then the malware clicks on the web pages with “WAP” (Wireless Application Portal) billing which is a form of mobile payment that charges costs directly to the user’s mobile phone bill.

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Kaspersky Lab, Managing Director- South Asia, Altaf Halde said that:

“Android users need to be extremely cautious in how they download apps. It is best not to trust third-party apps, and whatever apps users do download should be scanned locally with the Verify Apps utility. But beyond that, Android users should be running a mobile security suite on their devices.”

Unfortunately, currently the world is exposed to cyber attacks as recently many digital attacks broke out across the world and damages even Government affairs and other systems. So it is the right to devise aggressive approach towards these cyber attacks in order to make the digital world safe for smartphone users.

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