Phone operators around the world are preparing to get rid of 2G and 3G, the BRATA malware on Android deletes data from your smartphone and empties your bank account, and the IPTV box seller is fined, that’s the bottom line.
5G has been available worldwide for a few years now, and operators are slowly starting to phase out older 2G and 3G networks. For its part, Android smartphones are victims of a new malware called BRATA that is capable of formatting devices according to factory settings. Finally, the Swedish courts have ordered the seller of IPTV boxes to pay 145 thousand euros in compensation to Swedish TV channels. Come on, let’s go over the January 25, 2022 recap!
Judgment on the seller of IPTV boxes in Sweden
In Sweden, in 2019 police were able to identify a 58-year-old IPTV box seller who was selling devices as well as subscriptions. Within a year, the 1950s generated nearly 30 thousand euros in profits. Therefore, four Swedish TV companies filed a complaint against the seller, and the latter was recently ordered to pay 145,791.41 euros to the affected TV channels.
Android: Malware attacks your data and bank account
Android smartphone users have encountered a new malware called BRATA, capable of formatting the devices of its victims to factory settings. Hackers will particularly target online banking customers to steal their IDs, and thus the contents of their bank accounts. It will even be able to track the location of its victims and establish several networks of contact.
End of clap for 2G and 3G network, make way for 5G
With 5G reaching most carriers worldwide and the rapid expansion of 4G coverage, carriers are increasingly considering ending 2G and 3G networks. The goal is to free up the necessary bandwidth for proper deployment of new 5G antennas and future 6G networks. Once the networks are completely gone, only 2G and 3G compatible phones will be able to make or receive calls or messages.
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