French hacker arrested for creating, spreading SMS Trojan
A 20-year-old from Amiens, France, has allegedly managed to steal around half a million of euros (over $650,000) by creating and distributing a Trojan disguised as legitimate Android apps.
Recently arrested in his home city, the youngster would allegedly download these apps from third-party download sites, modify them to include the Trojan, then reintroduced these trojanized versions onto the sites.
Once downloaded and run, the Trojan would secretly send 30 messages to a premium-rate number in exchange for receiving an SMS code for playing online lotteries. The Trojan would divert the message to the young man, who would then use the codes for playing.
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