Through the “VKontakte” trojan virus spreads Podec, by which the attacker to steal money from the owners of gadgets running operating system Android. Podec able to sign the owners of mobile devices to premium services, sending messages to short numbers and correctly answering the confirmation of payment.A malicious program could attack smartphone users who downloads a social network software in groups with a hacked version. According to estimates, “Kaspersky Lab”, the Trojan has infected about 4.6 thousand units in Russia, Kazakhstan and Ukraine.
How not to catch Podec?
In order not to be infected with a new virus, computer security experts recommend:
- does not enter into suspicious group in the social network “VKontakte”
- do not download suspicious applications for Android, and use only proven software authors;
- does not give malware to root (you need not press “Yes” when prompted after installation).
What if you have already been infected Podec?
If a malware infection has occurred, experts recommend to install antivirus software for conventional computer / laptop, and mobile devices.