05 September 2013

First case of Android Trojan spreading via mobile botnets discovered

I guess maybe I should replace my old and ailing iPhone with another iPhone, rather than that Samsung Galaxy 4 I've been eyeing...


First case of Android Trojan spreading via mobile botnets discovered

Summary: Just what you always wanted: A malware botnet on Android devices. But you have to be really dumb to get infected.
Isn't that special? 
While annoying, it was only a matter of time.
OBada
The botnet pairing of Obad.a and Opfake.a and suitably unwary users can result in quick spikes of Android malware infections.
Kaspersky describes the malware culprit, Backdoor.AndroidOS.Obad.a, as the "most sophisticated Android Trojan yet." The Russian antivirus company also has said that Obad.a is looking "closer to Windows malware than to other Android Trojans, in terms of its complexity and the number of unpublished vulnerabilities it exploits.

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