Unofficial Android app stores have been found to serve a malicious variant of the popular Angry Birds Space game.
Identified by Sophos
, the application seems to be legitimate at first glance, but once it’s installed on a device, it leverages the GingerBreak exploit to gain root access and install other malevolent elements from a remote website.
For mobile security enthusiasts, it’s worth noting that the Trojan that accompanies the fake Angry Birds game is actually Legacy Native (LeNa), the piece of malware described
by Lookout experts not long ago.
That being said, Android device owners are advised to refrain from downloading software from untrusted sources. Also, because we’ve seen situations in which even legitimate sites pushed malicious applications, the installation of a security solution for mobiles is recommended.
Never underestimate the power of malware. Look at Apple! A few days ago no one worried about Mac viruses and now, 700,000 infections later
, everyone is panicking.
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