As Android malware continues to surge, the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) has issued a warning to alert Android users regarding mobile malware. Along with the warning, IC3 provide safety tips for users to have a malware-free device. IC3 also informed the public two of the latest Android malware, Loozfon and FinFisher.
What You Need To Know:
- According to IC3, the Loozfon entices victims by sending e-mails promising a large payday. Clicking on the link attached in the email leads to a website that infects Loozfon into the user’s phone.
- FinFisher is a malware that could remotely take control some parts of the phone. The malware can be installed on the phone through an e-mail link attachment or SMS.
- IC3 suggested safety tips which include installing antivirus software, encrypting data, downloading apps from trusted sources, avoiding connection to unknown wireless networks and enabling passcode protection.