The new Android-Trojan steals user data

Posted: January 22, 2013 in IT Security News, Security Notices
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Symantec CorpSymantec yesterday warned of the discovery of a new malware that may already steal data from thousands of infected devices in less than two weeks.

New malware Android.Exprespam was first detected in mid-January, and according to virus analysts, it is active for at least two weeks.

Despite the brief period, the antivirus company points out that the code was able to make his victims many thousands of users. “Our data – this is only a small fraction of the total, indicating that from 13 to 20 January 3000 was no less affected” – said Yoji Hamada, Analyst Symantec. “Based on our analysis, we can say that the scammers have stolen from 75 000 to 450 000 users”.

At the moment the code Android.Exprespam distributed through several informal directory of programs for Android. By itself, the malicious code is designed to steal a wide range of personal data stored on infected Android-devices. Also in Symantec say that despite all the efforts of the company, they have so far failed to identify the source of a sample even spread malware.

“This malicious code for two weeks, so it is still quite young and at its base, most likely, there will be new code samples and new methods of distribution,” – said Hamada.

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