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.