Avira provides protective app for Remote USSD attack in Android

avira logoAvira has released USSD Exploit Blocker app to protect Android Devices from Remote USSD attack. The USSD malware was designed to factory reset Android Cell Phones, delete entire data and make premium calls.

First a special dial code will display cellphone’s IMEI number and connect to malicious website to lock SIM card, factory reset and delete entire data from cellphone or re-direct every call to a premium number which will increase user’s cellphone bill.

The USSD malware will affect Android version 4.0.x or lower.