Law authorities have warned they believe criminals are using Android phones to trigger fraudulent tap-and-go payments.
The alert comes in Europol’s annual Internet Organised Crime Threat Assessment report.
Experts had previously said that the rollout of smart wallet systems could raise such a threat.
However, the police are unsure exactly how the attacks are being carried out and how common they are.
“The possibility of compromising NFC [near field communication] transactions was explored by academia years ago, and it appears that fraudsters have finally made progress in the area,” the report says.
“Several vendors in the dark net offer software that uploads compromised card data on to Android phones in order to make payments at any stores accepting NFC payments.”
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