According to recent research, the popular “Tecno W2” smartphones come with the “Triada” malware right from the factory. Yes, that is right, the makers of the phone actually plant malware on the device before they sold it to you.
The suspicion began when a user started experiencing interruptions in his calls and chats by unwanted pop-up ads and suddenly his prepaid plan kept getting depleted. The malware also kept signing up the user for various unwanted services without his knowledge.
Secure-D, a mobile security service started testing the smartphones to reveal any security vulnerability. And as per their recent report, the “Tecno W2” smartphones come with the “Triada” malware that “acts as a software backdoor and malware downloader” and “It installs a trojan (a piece of malicious code designed to look normal) known as ‘xHelper’ onto compromised devices”.
What do you do?
- If you already have one of these phones take it back to where you bought it and demand a replacement. Please contact our privacy care team directly if you need further information to help you. Please include ‘Tecno W2’ in the subject line so that message gets fast tracked.
- If you are planning to buy a new phone do not buy the Tecno W2. Please also make your family and friends aware of this and advise them to avoid it as well.
Thanks and have a great day.
All the best,
Incognito Privacy Care Team.