Microsoft Warns of Changing Capabilities of Toll Fraud Android Malware Applications

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Microsoft Warns of Changing Capabilities of Toll Fraud Android Malware Applications

Microsoft has described the expanding capabilities of Android toll fraud malware apps, highlighting their “complex multi-step attack flow” and enhanced mechanism to evade security analysis.

Toll fraud is a type of billing fraud in which deceptive mobile applications lure unsuspecting users into paying for premium content without their knowledge or agreement. The malicious actions are only carried out when a compromised device is connected to one of its target network operators, setting it apart from other fleeceware attacks.

The company has advised customers to install apps only from the Google Play Store or other reliable sources, refrain from giving apps too many permissions, and think about moving to a new device if their current one stops receiving software updates in order to reduce the risk of toll fraud virus.

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