Premium SMS Malware ‘ExpensiveWall’ Infects Millions of Android Devices

September 15, 2017

Google has ejected 50 apps from its Google Play store that were harboring mobile malware dubbed ExpensiveWall. The malware, which was downloaded between 1 million to 4.2 million times, sends fraudulent premium SMS messages for fake fee-based services without the knowledge or permission of users, according to Check Point security researchers.

Researchers said the malware was bundled prominently an Android wallpaper app Lovely Wallpaper.

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