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New Android malware sends incoming messages to blackmailers

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It seems like Android is starting to get hit more frequently with malicious malware and this time the trojan can accept incoming messages and pass them onto blackmailing agencies.

Since the messages may be sensitive and can sometimes be confirmation codes or authentification messages, they can be used to target the users’ bank accounts and information.

The Russian firm Doctor Web developed the app and it is in its second iteration, named Android.Pincer.2.origin, it can only be downloaded by users and may be masked in the future.

For now though, the threat seems harmless, this is not on any app in the Google Play store and Google Bouncer is likely to know any code related to this malware now.

Source: TheNextWeb