Lately, there has been a lot of news hanging around about the fake Android Markets that are popping up around the web with the aim to infect your Android phone, more recently we have heard from Sophos the mobile security firm, that there is currently a version of Rovio’s Angry Birds Space around the web that is completely fake and will if downloaded infect your phone with a nasty Trojan virus.
Sophos released this in a blog post, which states once installed onto a user’s phone, the Trojan will begin to contact a remote website and install various malware, turning your phone into a botnet.
“The Trojan horse, which Sophos detects as Andr/KongFu-L, appears to be a fully-functional version of the popular smartphone game, but uses the GingerBreak exploit to gain root access to the device, and install malicious code,”
But don’t worry about it too much as long as you always download apps from Google’s official Google Play store you should be fine, of course if you have already downloaded the phone it’s probably best to seek some help.
What do you think about this? Have you been a victim of this virus? Let us know in the comments below.
Via [Sophos, Rovio]