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“Find and Call” app becomes first trojan to appear on iOS App Store

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In case you need a reminder that trojans can still appear on the iOS or Android app stores, a new one has been discovered by the researchers at Kaspersky Lab. Published on Thursday, Kaspersky’s latest report discusses the details of a Russian app called “Find and Call.” This first looked like an SMS worm, but was later discovered to be a trojan that uploads users’ contact lists to a remote server. Once the contact lists are uploaded, the server will send out SMS spam—claiming to be from the victim—to the phone numbers on the list with a URL to the app, helping to spread itself across iOS and Android devices alike. Read the full story at ARS Technica.

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