August 14, 2022

What you need to know

  • Microsoft has issued a warning to Android users about toll fraud malware that is constantly evolving.
  • This type of malware subscribes unsuspecting users to premium services without their knowledge.
  • Hefty subscription fees will then be charged on your monthly phone bill with no consent.

Microsoft has warned Android users that still use older versions of the operating system about an evolving malware that can empty their wallet without their knowledge.

Microsoft’s 365 Defender team has shared their findings (opens in new tab) about toll fraud malware, a type of billing fraud designed to sign you up for unwanted premium services without your consent. According to the researchers, it is one of the most dangerous types of malware because it is constantly evolving.