Fake Gmail Android application steals personal data

Mobile security researchers from NQ Mobile have intercepted a fake Gmail Android application dubbed DDSpy.

Mobile security researchers from NQ Mobile have intercepted a fake Gmail Android application dubbed DDSpy.

The SMS based command and control feature of DDSpy is capable of uploading SMS messages, call logs, and vocal records to a remote server. The malware authors behind the fake Gmail Android application have included a hard-coded email address which can be easily changed using SMS messages. Moreover, the malicious application automatically starts recording outbound calls, or when instructed to do so over SMS.

According to NQ Mobile's researchers, they expect that the new features will be introduced in this malicious applications, due to the spotted unused interfaces using GPS technology which they found while analyzing the malicious application.

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