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New Android botnet discovered, spreads through SMS

12/18, 12:36pm

SpamSoldier sends out thousands of SMS messages

Security firm Lookout this month discovered another spam botnet on the Android platform that uses infected phones to send out thousands of SMS messages without user permission. The new botnet, dubbed SpamSoldier, is not widespread, but it uses the promise of gift cards and other free offers to propagate itself through SMS. Lookout identified the malware with the help of one of its carrier partners.

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