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Google Android Security Technology

New Android Malware Uses Google Play Icon To Trick Users 223

Posted by samzenpus
from the protect-ya-neck dept.
An anonymous reader writes "A new trojan for Android has been discovered that can help carry out Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks. The malware is also capable of receiving commands from criminals as well as sending text messages for spamming purposes. The threat, detected as "Android.DDoS.1.origin" by Russian security firm Doctor Web, likely spreads via social engineering tricks. The malware disguises itself as a legitimate app from Google, according to the firm."
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New Android Malware Uses Google Play Icon To Trick Users

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