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#1 Terryala

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 07:22 PM

Android malware poses as Angry Birds Space game

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by Graham Cluley on April 12, 2012

Filed Under: Featured, Malware, Mobile, Vulnerability

Android malware authors have seized an opportunity to infect unsuspecting smartphone users with the launch of the latest addition to the immensely popular "Angry Birds" series of games.

SophosLabs recently encountered malware-infected editions of the "Angry Birds Space" game which have been placed in unofficial Android app stores.

The Trojan horse, which Sophos detects as Andr/KongFu-L, appears to be a fully-functional version of the popular smartphone game, but uses the GingerBreak exploit to gain root access to the device, and install malicious code.

The Trojan communicates with a remote website in an attempt to download and install further malware onto the compromised Android smartphone.


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