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Android malware using Google Play Store icon to trick users

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A new Android trojan has been found that causes infected devices to be used for spamming text message purposes and even DDoS attacks. The "Android.DDoS.1.origin" trojan was first discovered by effective Russian security firm Doctor Web, and tricks its way onto consumer's Android devices by disguising itself as a legitimate app from Google. After installed, the app creates an icon that ...

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#1
How exactly does one get infected? I remember how there were, and probably still are, malicious versions of TubeMate on the Play Store.

Another way I can think of right off, are people trying to score paid versions of apps via torrents. I don't remember the name of this one app in particular, but it would send an SMS to everyone in the victims contacts with something similar to, "I'm too cheap to pay for apps".


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#2
hilarious...


"I'm too cheap to pay for apps"

I never got such a message, i support when price is right, dont need to pirate anymore too much entertainment already available and deals on the play store are great

illegal download free since 2010.
try netflix, redbox, pandora, tunein, hulu, basic cable, youtube, free apps, dollar apps, EA Origin, steam, amazon app+MP3.


#3
Originally posted by Ofnir1:
How exactly does one get infected? I remember how there were, and probably still are, malicious versions of TubeMate on the Play Store.

Another way I can think of right off, are people trying to score paid versions of apps via torrents. I don't remember the name of this one app in particular, but it would send an SMS to everyone in the victims contacts with something similar to, "I'm too cheap to pay for apps".
lmao!
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