FBI alerts Android users regarding mobile malware

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.


FBI Warns of Malware Targeting Android Phones

IC3 warns Android users about malicious malware
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FBI warns users of mobile malware

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