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Alleged creator of Svpeng Android malware arrested in Russia

2015/04/14

Securityweek - (International) Russia's Ministry of Internal Affairs reported April 11 that the suspected developer of the Svpeng Android trojan along with 4 co-conspirators calling themselves "The Fascists" who had allegedly used the trojan to steal money from bank accounts in the U.S. and Europe were arrested. The malware employs a combination of short message service (SMS) hacking, phishing Web pages, credential logging, and ransomware to access victims' account and access funds.

Source: http://www.securityweek.com/alleged-creator-svpeng-android-malware-arrested-russia

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