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Android users warned of malware attack spreading via SMS

Security researchers are warning owners of Android smartphones about a new malware attack, spreading via SMS text messages.

As the team at Scandinavian security group CSIS describes, malware known as MazarBOT is being distributed via SMS in Denmark and is likely to also be encountered in other countries.

Victims’ first encounter with the malware reportedly comes via an unsolicited text message that their Android smartphone receives. The txt message uses social engineering to dupe unsuspecting users into clicking on a link to a downloadable Android application.