August 14, 2022

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Nasty Android bug signs you up for paid apps and steals your money — how to avoid it

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There’s a nasty Android bug on the loose, according to the Microsoft 365 Defender Research Team (opens in new tab), and it can drain your wallet if you’re not cognizant of its presence. The vulnerability, called toll fraud malware, facilitates billing fraud, allowing malicious actors to secretly sign you up for paid services on your behalf.

What’s worse is that cybercriminals can suppress text messages sent to subscribers informing them about the new paid app that, unbeknownst to them, they signed up for.

How toll fraud malware works

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