Many users think of their phones as a mini computer, but still fail to take the proper precautions for protection. With the latest round of malware affecting Android smartphones, it’s plain to see that something needs to be done.
When the computer is rebooted or restarted, a screen comes up telling the user that they have violated federal laws and that they now owe a fine. Once the fine is paid, the virus continues working in the background and can steal credit card or banking information.
This Charleston law firm reported being “scammed” out of $390,000 with this type of scheme. Other law firms in the area report similar methods of being approached. These cases were tracked to Japan, Canada and Nigeria.