Android SMS Worm Impersonating COVID-19 Vaccine Registration App Spreads via Text Messages

Android users are being targeted by malicious software that tricks users into downloading a fake COVID-19 Vaccination Registration app that collects sensitive information from the user’s device. The malware uses the contacts fetched from the device to spread to the other devices via text messages.  The variant of this malware is known as “SMS Worm”. An SMS-Worm is a malware variant that sends SMSes containing a link to a website. Once the unsuspecting user clicks the link, it downloads the worm’s executable code into the victim’s mobile phone, thereby infecting their devices. In addition, it automatically sends a copy of itself …

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