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Monday, 20 June 2011

Beware of Angry Birds Unlocker App Malware

Beware for Angry Birds game lover.Angry Birds game has already been downloaded 200 million times this many apparently inspired the malware creator to infect the Android operating system that is widely used in various brands of smartphones.

As is known, Rovio who created these games usually provide a free version that can be downloaded from the Android Market. However, only a limited number of games the first level and if users are interested to play more levels, user must pay to be able to continue the game to the next level.

The malware creator take a chance by making an application under the name "Angry Birds Rio Unlock" which promised to unlock all the hidden levels of the game Angry Birds Rio.

If you agree, in addition to the hidden level Angry Birds Rio, you'll also get "bonus" Trojan Android. Plankton that would do a lot of things that are harmful, especially if your Android device to have access to cellular service providers.

The Trojans will take over your mobile phone and send SMS spam to premium numbers. Trojan will also download other applications without the owner's consent. Trojan will also send data DeviceID, version of the SDK (Software Development Kit), and information about the permissions of the files to a server that has been provided by the manufacturer Trojan.

So once infected with this trojan, your Android device will be vulnerable to other malware infection. Currently two applications are detected to be downloaded by the "plankton_v0.0.3.jar" and "plankton_v.0.0.4.jar". The second action of this plankton is he going to standby to receive and execute commands sent from the control center of malware.

For safety reason, always download app from official Android market, even it can't be 100% guaranteed. And for installing non-market app, DWYOR, do with your own risk. Ensure you've installed Android Antivirus on your device. 

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