Play app with 100K downloads booted for forwarding texts to developer server
Google’s Android mobile operating system has been hit by a security breach.
While the app was running, the service would register accounts using the infected phone’s number and then copy the verification code returned by the site. During the time Symoo was running, however, the developer would use the number for a fee-based service that registered fake accounts on sites that require SMS-based verifications. The developer of the VirtualNumber app is the same one who created ActivationPW, an app downloaded more than 10,000 times and advertised itself as offering online numbers from more than 200 countries.
Source read time: 2 min - arstechnica.com
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