17 Dec 2013

Android botnet stole SMSes from South Korea, emailed them to China

Author: WeerryPseum | Filed under: News

An Android botnet found in South Korea that steals text messages may be one of the largest and most advanced mobile malware operations discovered, according to security vendor FireEye. The botnet, which FireEye called “MisoSMS,” was used in 64 spyware campaigns, stealing text messages from phones in Korea and forwarding them to email accounts accessed by hackers in both China and South Korea. MisoSMS is embedded in an Android application that purports to be an administrative settings tool, FireEye wrote on its blog .

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