Malware Found Preinstalled On Some Alcatel Smartphones

An anonymous reader quotes a report from ZDNet: A weather app that comes preinstalled on Alcatel smartphones contained malware that surreptitiously subscribed device owners to premium phone numbers behind their backs. The app, named “Weather Forecast-World Weather Accurate Radar,” was developed by TCL Corporation, a Chinese electronics company that among other things owns the Alcatel, BlackBerry, and Palm brands.

Link: Malware Found Preinstalled On Some Alcatel Smartphones
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