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Millions caught up in Android botnet

 

It has been reported that security firm Symantec has uncovered a massive botnet that may have attracted millions of unsuspected Android users to download malware infected apps from the official Google Android Market. The Trojan was named ‘Android.Counterclank’ by Symantec  and is a minor variation of the Trojan ‘Android.Tonclank’, which was a bot-like threat that can receive instructions to carry out certain actions, steal information and display ads on infected Android handsets. According to Symantec, ‘Android.Counterclank’ has the highest distribution of any Android malware identified this year and was packaged into more than 13 free games published by three different publishers on the official app download site. The affected apps are as follows: 

Publisher: iApps7 Inc

  • Counter Elite Force
  • Counter Strike Ground Force
  • CounterStrike Hit Enemy
  • Heart Live Wallpaper
  • Hit Counter Terrorist
  • Stripper Touch Girl

Publisher: Ogre Games

  • Balloon Game
  • Be Millionaire
  • Wild Man

Publisher: redmicapps

  • Pretty women lingerie puzzle
  • Sexy Girls Photo Game
  • Sexy Girls Puzzle
  • Sexy Women Puzzle

Read More:

http://www.symantec.com/connect/blogs/androidcounterclank-found-official

Source:

Symantec
http://www.symantec.com/connect/blogs/androidcounterclank-found-official

ZDnet
http://www.zdnet.com/blog/hardware/millions-caught-up-in-android-botnet/17891

eWallstreeter
http://ewallstreeter.com/millions-caught-up-in-android-botnet-3436/#

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