Android virus is spotted2010.08.10 09:34 by Daniela
Keywords: Android, trojan
Kaspersky Lab has reported the discovery of an SMS Trojan hitting Android handsets.
Researchers at the firm said that it had discovered the first Trojan SMS for the Android operating system. Called the Trojan-SMS.AndroidOS.FakePlayer.a, it has already infected a number of mobile devices, according to Kaspersky.
The Trojan makes its way onto app-download happy smartphone devices by pretending to be a media player. The file, which has the standard .APK file extension and weighs in at around 13KB, is taking on all comers, as it wreaks havoc on user phones by sending premium rate messages.
The money from these messages, which happen without user consent or knowledge, goes to straight to cybercriminals, which should surprise no one.
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