Millions of people’s smartphones have been infected by a new form of malware which secretly drains their bank account.
The Android smartphone virus is called ExpensiveWall and is designed to subtly siphon victims’ cash.
ExpensiveWall has been downloaded between 1 and 4 million times
The ExpensiveWall apps request a number of permissions from users after being downloaded, including internet and SMS access.
These are fairly common permissions that most users wouldn’t think twice about granting, but allowed ExpensiveWall to operate.