Malicious version of Angry Birds Space spotted in the wild

Summary:Security researchers from Sophos Labs, have detected yet another bogus version of Angry Birds Space.

Security researchers from Sophos Labs, have detected yet another bogus version of Angry Birds Space.

According to the company, the malicious version of the popular game, is fully-functional copy of the game. However, it uses the GingerBreak exploit in order to gain root access to the Android device and install additional malicious code.

Detected as Andr/KongFu-L, the malicious app communicates with a remote server in an attempt to phone back and install additional malware on the affected Android devices.

Mobile malware targeting the Android OS is exploding, according to a recently released report by Juniper Networks entitled "2011 Mobile Threats Report".

End users are advised to be extra vigilant when interacting with secondary Android applications stores.

Topics: Android, Apps, Malware, Mobile OS, Security, Servers

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Dancho Danchev is an independent security consultant and cyber threats analyst, with extensive experience in open source intelligence gathering, and cybercrime incident response. He's been an active security blogger since 2007, and maintains a popular security blog sharing real-time threats intelligence data with the rest of the community... Full Bio

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