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Fake IRS Email Spreading Android Trojan

It's tax time and as usual, spammers are taking advantage of the season to pose as legitimate mailers. There a new Android Trojan going around through emails claiming to be from the IRS. Dr. Brett Stone-Gross, researcher for Dell SecureWorks Counter Threat Unit, explained how the trojan works to USA Today. "The malware has a number of features such as stealing a victim's contact list, making phone calls to premium numbers and intercepting text messages," he said, explaining that the ability to intercept text messages is a big deal because it can be used to get past two-factor authentication programs. 

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