Mobile Device Fake Virus Warnings
Mobile Device Fake Virus Warnings are appearing on cell phones.
We recently examined a case where several alerting screens were displayed.
It was determined to be a fake based on several factors:
- The dialog boxes pointed to vprflzj.net which is not a web address of typically used buy Antivirus or Phone companies.
- The grammar was poor. See the second graphic for the text: “In the Generic Android phone you are (13) Viruses!” and “Most of the virus will destroy”
- It displayed that it was an Android Phone (Second Screen Shot), but was an i Phone.
- The people behind this were likely looking to get:
- Credit card information, or
- install a program that would capture your contacts, and
- Possibly passwords as you entered them with a keystroke logger.
- It could even track your location
Remember these type of attached are designed to get information or Money from you.
If you are in doubt, power off the phone, then restart it and see if the message comes up again. Unless you have installed antivirus on your phone I do not know of any Carrier or Operating system provider to give these alerts.