Over 10 million Android users targeted with premium SMS scam apps.

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Cyber Attack in Iran Reportedly Cripples Gas Stations Across the Country

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Over 10 Million Android Users Targeted With Premium SMS Scam Apps

A global fraud campaign has been found leveraging 151 malicious Android apps with 10.5 million downloads to rope users into premium subscription services without their consent and knowledge. The premium SMS scam campaign — dubbed “UltimaSMS” — is believed to commenced in May 2021 and involved apps …

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