Chinese Malware Attack Uses Fake Cellular Towers

Android users in China have a new malware to fear. The malware is called “Swearing”, named because the source code is littered with Chinese swear words. Swearing collects user data, sends phishing messages, will intercept SMS messages and will bypass two-factor authentication systems. The malware itself isn’t as interesting as the delivery method.

The attack is executed by using fake base transceiver stations (BTSs). BTSs are the actual transmission equipment on cellular towers. The BTSs entrap nearby users devices, and sends them fake text messages. These text messages appear to be messages from the user’s carriers and provide download links for APKs. These APK’s are the Swearing virus. …

Source: Chinese Malware Attack Uses Fake Cellular Towers – UTB Blogs


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