Electronics retailer DNS issued the product recall after a safety researcher revealed their findings final week
Following our report that certain push-button phones sold in Russia were found to contain backdoors and trojans, the nation’s DNS chain of shops, which sells the DEXP units, has recalled them.
Late final week, we reported that Russian researcher ‘ValdikSS’ had found that the DEXP SD2160 and SD2810 have been transmitting the truth that they’d been bought over the web, whereas sending paid SMS messages to quick numbers with textual content acquired from the server.
Now, DNS, which makes the telephones and sells them by means of its chain of electronics shops, has recalled both models, telling ValdikSS that it’s due to our report.
Clients shall be supplied a refund or alternate in the event that they bought the DEXP units throughout the previous two years.
“In response to the specialist, the contaminated units hook up with the attackers’ servers through GPRS. They switch distinctive IMEI and IMSI knowledge to 3rd events, in addition to ship paid SMS to quick numbers,” it says in a statement on its web site.
“In the middle of an inside investigation, the DNS firm acknowledged attainable manufacturing defects in two fashions of push-button telephones directly. On this regard, the retailer publicizes the launch of a recall marketing campaign.”
The opposite producers whose merchandise confirmed comparable flaws – Itel, Irbis, and F+ – have but to reply.