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Android dialer hides, resists attempts to remove it


Help Net Security - (International) Researchers with Dr. Web identified a malicious dialer for Android dubbed Android.Dialer.7.origin that places calls to a paid service at regular intervals after infecting devices disguised as an app. The malware attempts to hide itself by deleting its shortcut, disabling the device earpiece during calls, and removing evidence of the calls from the call and system logs.


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Last Updated: 27 May 2016 10:22:19