Beware of the new Smartphone Battery virus scam

A new type of smartphone browser pop-up scam is currently trending on the web.

The scam claims that your smartphone is infected with a virus, and that your smartphone battery has been damaged by the virus and in order to clean the smartphone virus, you will need to follow their instructions, which leads to installing unwanted applications on your smartphone.

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The scam is currently hosted on the following domains:

  • samuk19.top
  • the-sub-homes.tech
  • supergratis.tech

An interesting point with this scam is that it is using the HTTPS protocol:

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The scam uses the following domain to track ‚Äúclicks‚ÄĚ for the Smartphone Battery virus campaign.

  • http://track.mobileyouandme.com/click/

The mobileyouandme.com seems to use the Amazon server to host the site

  • 23.174.175 USA – Washington¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† AMAZON-EC2-8¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Amazon.com, Inc.
  • 1.105.65 USA – Washington¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† AT-88-Z Amazon Technologies Inc.
  • 1.96.215 USA – Washington¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† AT-88-Z Amazon Technologies Inc.
  • 2.178.226 USA – Washington¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† AT-88-Z Amazon Technologies Inc.
  • 2.217.211 USA – Washington¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† AT-88-Z Amazon Technologies Inc.
  • 2.50.13 USA – Washington¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† AT-88-Z Amazon Technologies Inc.
  • 2.88.244 USA – Washington¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† AT-88-Z Amazon Technologies Inc.
  • 201.16.154 USA – Washington¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† AT-88-Z Amazon Technologies Inc.
  • 21.173.223 USA – Washington¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† AT-88-Z Amazon Technologies Inc.
  • 21.8.21 USA – Washington¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† AT-88-Z Amazon Technologies Inc.
  • 22.195.87 USA – Washington¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† AT-88-Z Amazon Technologies Inc.
  • 4.102.32 USA – Washington¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† AT-88-Z Amazon Technologies Inc.
  • 5.206.224 USA – Washington¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† AT-88-Z Amazon Technologies Inc.
  • 7.69.126 USA – Washington¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† AT-88-Z Amazon Technologies Inc.
  • 71.103.137 USA – Washington¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† AT-88-Z Amazon Technologies Inc.
  • 71.109.194 USA – Washington¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† AT-88-Z Amazon Technologies Inc.
  • 71.71.79 USA – Washington¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† AT-88-Z Amazon Technologies Inc.
  • 71.91.108 USA – Washington¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† AT-88-Z Amazon Technologies Inc.
  • 72.166.210 USA – Washington¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† AT-88-Z Amazon Technologies Inc.
  • 72.193.40 USA – Washington¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† AT-88-Z Amazon Technologies Inc.
  • 72.198.58 USA – Washington¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† AT-88-Z Amazon Technologies Inc.
  • 73.240.44 USA – Washington¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† AT-88-Z Amazon Technologies Inc.
  • 86.214.169 USA – Washington¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† AT-88-Z Amazon Technologies Inc.
  • 87.124.211 USA – Washington¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† AT-88-Z Amazon Technologies Inc.
  • 87.44.240 USA – Washington¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† AT-88-Z Amazon Technologies Inc.
  • 87.89.9 USA – Washington¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† AT-88-Z Amazon Technologies Inc.
  • 152.11.110 USA – Washington¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† AMAZON¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Amazon Technologies Inc.
  • 152.82.170 USA – Washington¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† AMAZON¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Amazon Technologies Inc.
  • 172.199.111 USA – Washington¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† AMAZON-2011L¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Amazon Technologies Inc.
  • 173.108.245 USA – Washington¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† AMAZON-2011L¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Amazon Technologies Inc.
  • 174.223.7 USA – Washington¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† AMAZON-2011L¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Amazon Technologies Inc.
  • 208.174.86 USA – Washington¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† AMAZO-ZIAD4¬† Amazon.com, Inc.
  • 210.162.60 USA – Washington¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† AMAZO-ZIAD5¬† Amazon.com, Inc.
  • 210.205.212 USA – Washington¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† AMAZO-ZIAD5¬† Amazon.com, Inc.
  • 210.92.158 USA – Washington¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† AMAZO-ZIAD5¬† Amazon.com, Inc.
  • 236.135.9 USA – Washington¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† AMAZO-USEAST-11¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Amazon.com, Inc.
  • 84.17.27 USA – Washington¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† AMAZON-2011L¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Amazon Technologies Inc.
  • 85.209.174 USA – Washington¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† AMAZON-2011L¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Amazon Technologies Inc.
  • 88.169.198 USA – Washington¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† AMAZO-ZFRA1¬† Amazon.com, Inc.
  • 88.251.145 USA – Washington¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† AMAZO-ZFRA1¬† Amazon.com, Inc.
  • 88.51.170 USA – Washington¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† AMAZO-ZFRA1¬† Amazon.com, Inc.

Remove the virus

This virus runs via the browser, so the best thing you can do is to clean your browser cache. You can do this by navigating to the settings of your browser, and then clicking on the Privacy section. In the privacy section you will see options which will allow you to clean your “cache” and other stored web data.

You can also install a free antivirus on your smartphone, once you have installed an antivirus on your device, you can run the antivirus.

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