McAfee: Beware of Trojan games Angry Birds

Posted: October 5, 2012 in Security Notices
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McAfee logoExperts have found on Google Play malicious application disguised as a luxury version of Angry Birds Space.

According to experts in the information security of the company McAfee, the store mobile applications Google Play found malicious application disguised as a luxury version of the game from the series Angry Birds.

“The huge popularity of games such as Angry Birds Space, which is in the top 50 most downloaded free apps in the Google Play, are the perfect cover for virus and greatly simplifies the task of spreading malicious code”, – explained in McAfee.

According to experts, found the application it is one of the first free version of Angry Birds with built Trojan code that runs every time you start the game, and when the device is reset.

When you open a virus infected device registers to a remote server, sending him such identifiers as IMEI, IMSI and serial number of SIM. After that the user regularly displays advertisements calling install additional applications to remove from the game advertising.  The researchers’ report view here .

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