By August 11, 2010

An Android Virus!

Sick Android!

It would appear that that some cheeky monkey has created an Android app that can steal cash!

The program poses as a media player but once installed starts sending premium rate text messages. The service being sent messages is operated by the malicious app’s creator, who scoops up the fees. Discovered by Kaspersky Labs, it is believed to be the first booby-trapped application for Android. In a security advisory Kaspersky said that the fake media player was most prevalent among Russian Android users. The risk to Android owners worldwide is believed to be low.

Rather a concern though.


Posted by: James

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