A newly discovered mobile malware campaign cloaks itself as an Amazon voucher app before using a victim's contact list to spread to new targets. The campaign is touted as "one of the single largest messaging-initiated mobile malware outbreaks" recorded.
The malware sends messages to a victim's contacts laden with malicious links — which when opened, install malware on Android-based mobile devices. It masquerades as an application which offers Amazon discounts and vouchers. Since its original launch in the USA, the campaign has infected thousands of mobile devices in more than 30 countries around the world.Read more