Phone Balance Mysteriously Reduced? Try removing this app!

By Diah Lutfiani | 09 November 2021 22:41:27 | 0 | 0
 picture by: vice.com
picture by: vice.com

Android users should be careful with a number of apps in their phones. Because there are some of them that are part of premium SMS fraud.

 

It was discovered by cybersecurity software company Avast. Reportedly the victim can lose US $ 40 or equivalent to Rp 570 thousand per month. The scam will disguise itself as tools such as photo editing, camera filters, games and QR code scanners.

 

According to Avast, this application is included in the UltimaSMS campaign. The perpetrator will get a number of data from the victim such as the location of the phone, the IMEI number as well as the country area code number and the language used by the victim.

 

BGR noted, users will see the request screen when logging into the malicious application. They were asked to enter their mobile number and/or email address in the language used.

 

Shortly after that, will immediately get a premium SMS service.

 

The app attracts a lot of users because it's created with an interesting profile and description, Avast said. The app is also advertised on a number of other social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram and TikTok.

 

The malicious app was reported by Avast to Google, which eventually removed it on the Play Store. But the application can still act if it is still owned in the smartphones of Android users.

 

Here are some of these malicious applications:

 

* Ultima Keyboard 3D Pro

* VideoMixer Editor Pro

* FX Animate Editor Pro

* Battery Animation Charge 2021

* Dynamic HD & 4K Wallpapers

* RGB Neon HD Keyboard Background

* AppLock X FREE

* NewVision Camera

* Ultra Camera HD

* Wi-Fi Password Unlock

* Wi-Fi Around: All Wi-Fi and Hotspots Unlock

* Colorful Call Screen & Phone Flash

* Waterdrinker Reminder

* GT Sports Racing Online

* Magic Fonts and Keyboard 2021

* All Language Photo and Voice Translator Al

* Crime City: Revenge

* Reface Ultra

* Projector HD/AR Video Editor

* LivePhoto Animator

* Ludo Masterpiece Online

* Mobile Scanner Pro: PDF Scanner App, Scan to PDF

* Magic Mix Cut - Super Video Editor

* Future Scanner FREE 2021

* Pro Video Downloader 2021

* AmazeTranslate

* Football Masters 2021

* New Body Shape Editor

* Call Voice Recording 2.0

* Pro Tuber Ad Blocker for Video

* Fitness Ultimate 2021

* Wallpaper XYZ Pro.

 

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