The games are made to look like other popular offerings but hide a Trojan (dubbed “Xiny”) that collects device information, shows unwanted ads, and can download additional malicious apps.
The offending developer accounts – Billapps, Conexagon Studio, Fun Color Games, and many more – are still up even though the researchers have notified Google about them.
continue reading at http://www.net-security.org/malware_news.php?id=3195
That’s the problem in some free games, you have no idea that you actually paid more.
Two-thirds of Android users vulnerable to web history sniff ransomware
The so-called Lockdroid ransomware brandishes overlaid popups in order to trick marks into allowing the malicious code to gain admin privileges on targeted devices.
The clickjacking ruse works on devices running versions of Android prior to 5.0 (Lollipop), leaving an estimated two in three Android smartphone users at risk.
Once installed, the malware encrypts files before demanding a ransom. It posts up a fake message supposedly from the US Department of Justice saying that the mobile device has been locked after visiting sites containing unsavoury content but it can be unlocked after paying a “fine”, which in reality is an extortionate bribe.
continue reading at http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/01/29/android_ransomware/
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