Swearing Trojan detected from Chinese fake base stations
Do you ever face any problem when you arrived to China? The answer would probably “no”. But you must want to look out for legit-looking SMS messages from local carters China Mobile and China Telecom.
The group working behind the banking malware named “Swearing Trojan” has been using fake mobile stations to cover-up as a real carter and sends phishing SMS messages that trap you on just clicking on a malicious URL, as per security research group Check Point.
Whereas few reports have been found that the authors behind the malware have been in custody, Check Point stated it is still identifying the spread of the malware. To dare to install because once installed, Screaming Trojan cuts off you bank’s 2FA passwords, providing malware authors right to use to your bank account. In addition, the malware also transmits via your contact lists, using nude celebrity images to get the victims to click on a malicious URL.