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Android users beware! Hackers are using mobile data by turning off the Wifi of the phone

In the age of advanced technology, online scams are increasing rapidly and in the meantime, there has been news of a virus that is affecting Android users. Microsoft alerted users to ‘Toll Fraud’ malware on Android and said that this virus can destroy a user’s mobile wallet by closing the Wi-Fi connection. According to a report from Microsoft’s 365 Defender research team, SMS fraud or call fraud uses a simple attack flow to send calls or messages to premium numbers, while call fraud uses a complex attack flow of several steps, which involves malware. .

According to the report, the malware automatically subscribes to the premium service on the user’s phone. Let us tell you that this malware is rapidly spreading all over the world.

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Giving examples, the research team said: ‘We have seen new capabilities related to this threat to see how this threat targets users from a single network operator. It completes its routine only when the device is subscribed to one of its destination network operators.

Hackers are using mobile data
By default, it uses the cellular connection for any activity and forces the device to connect to the mobile network even if there is a Wifi connection. Once the connection to the target network is confirmed, it secretly initiates a fraudulent subscription and confirms it without users’ consent, in some cases even intercepting a one-time password (OTP) to do so.

Microsoft further explained that it then skips subscription-related SMS notifications so that users don’t get any information about fraudulent transactions and can’t unsubscribe.

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‘Toll Fraud’ uses a unique approach
Another unique approach to toll fraud malware is the use of dynamic code loading, which makes it harder for mobile security solutions to detect threats. The company has warned users that there is a great need to always keep the phone up to date and if possible avoid downloading the apps from anywhere.

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