August 14, 2022

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Malware-infested Android apps were caught stealing money — do you have them on your phone?

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What’s up with cybercriminals’ obsession with signing users up for subscriptions behind their backs? Last week, we dove into Microsoft 365 Defense Research Team’s report on toll fraud, which involved malicious actors conspiring with phone companies to keep you in the dark about secret subscription sign ups.

Now, cybersecurity firm Evina discovered eight naughty apps that employed similar tactics. All contained a malware bug called Autolycos, which enrolled users for premium services, and consequently, victims unwittingly lost money on a regular basis — and they didn’t even realize it.

Autolycos is a vicious, stealthy Android bug

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