Find and Call Virus App Steals Your Contacts
Find and Call virus app made a unique incident in the App Store and has become something out of the ordinary. Moreover, the author of the present iOS-virus brought to Apple store an application called Find and Call, was a Russian company (although it is not reliably established, but the program has English and Russian localizations). Looking ahead, I will note that at the moment the program is removed from the App Store, and Apple gave an official response about this, but then the fun lies in the details.
To get started is to tell you what’s that terrible actions that application Find and Call performs. It appeared in the App Store and Google Play on June 13, but only at the end of the working week got under the scope of security experts from the Kaspersky Lab. The product, as is often happens, promised “tons of gold”: free calls from mobile phone to Skype, social networks, E-mail and domains(!) I do not know how to call or e-mail a domain, maybe you do?
Find and Call has its own website, where it is proposed to the user to enter data from other social networks and even account PayPal after authorization. If desired, the system can recharge your account (why, after all promised free?). And the money are sent to some Singapore office of Wealth Creation Laboratory.
Apple did not raise the tragedy, and its comment about Find and Call was brief and concise:
Find & Call virus application has been removed from App Store, because used data from unauthorized address book users and violated the principles of the App Store.
On this, to some extent a cautionary tale of Find and Call is over. Users are showed another example of the existence of “free cheese” only in a mousetrap. For Apple, this is another demonstration of not existing perfect security, but to stop searching the perfection can’t be allowed.
Update: You can try antivirus app to protect your iOS devices for the future.