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NCC warns telecom consumers about new malware

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has issued a warning to mobile phone users and the wider public about new Android malware.

The recently discovered malware, dubbed ‘AbstractEmu,’ has the ability to get access to smartphones, control infected cellphones, and discreetly adjust device settings while attempting to avoid detection.

According to a statement issued by the Commission, the discovery was just reported by the Nigerian Computer Emergency Response Team (ngCERT).

AbstractEmu has been discovered to be distributed through the Google Play Store as well as third-party stores such as the Amazon Appstore and the Samsung Galaxy Store, as well as other lesser-known markets such as Aptoide and APKPure.

In the Statement, the Commission warned users to be vigilant of installing unknown or odd apps and to keep an eye out for problems while using their phones.

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Reporting by Olayemi Daniyan, Editing by Tola Oguneye