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One-click mobile fraud variant throws browser for a loop

2015/01/16

Help Net Security - (International) Symantec researchers observed a variant of a mobile one-click fraud scam currently being used against users in Japan that creates a continuous barrage of pop-up ads when a user tries to close the ad which directs them to sign up for a paid service. The attack incapacitates the browser but other apps can be used and the attack can be stopped by clearing the contents of the browser cache.

Source: http://www.net-security.org/secworld.php?id=17831

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