These malicious programs secretly send SMS messages to premium-rate short numbers without the user’s knowledge. To resist analysis, this Trojan family uses commercially available tools for code protection and obfuscation, decrypting and running code on the fly.
Geographical distribution of attacks by the Trojan-SMS.AndroidOS.Podec family
Geographical distribution of attacks during the period from 31 July 2014 to 3 August 2015
Top 10 countries with most attacked users (% of total attacks)
* Percentage among all unique Kaspersky users worldwide who were attacked by this malware