Malware “Mazar” Will Erase Your Data On Your Android Device…if You’re a Moron


By Dr. Brian Sovryn A Danish security firm has found malware that can, frankly, ravage any Android smartphone with a single text, potentially erasing all of your data, or sending rogue calls and text messages.
Denmark-based security firm Heimdal detected the malware, called “Mazar”, which sends text messages that include an ostensibly harmless multimedia message link to users. Click through, and it downloads Tor software to your phone, and then the actual malware, whose source the Tor software hides.
Heimdal thinks that over 100,000 phones have received the Mazar text in Denmark, the BBC reports, and the firm isn’t yet sure if it’s spread to other …read more