The Android operating systems support for multi-tasking enables a wide range of mobile security functionality to run in the background, including virus scanning and automated backups.
And this isn't the first time it's happened.
USAA, which caters primarily to retired and active duty military members and their families, and the Navy Federal Credit Union in May were hit by a similar phishing scam that also attempted to extract social security numbers, credit card numbers, birth dates and other information used to either pilfer bank accounts or steal unsuspecting users' identities.
This time around, according to an advisory on security software maker AppRiver's website, the con artists are sending a slew of unsolicited emails with subject titles, such as "USAA Notification" or "Urgent Message for USAA customer" in the hope of getting just a small fraction of a percentage of recipients to click on a link embedded in the missive.
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