Items tagged with Counterclank

Mobile malware hasn't been a huge problem up to this point. It certainly exists, but wielding a smartphone and downloading apps from an official market place isn't like running Windows, where multiple new threats emerge every day. Perhaps things are beginning to change. Security firm Symantec discovered over a dozen malicious apps in the Android Market being used to push out Android.Counterclank, a bot-like threat that can receive remote commands and steal user data. "The combined download figures of all the malicious apps indicate that Android.Counterclank has the highest distribution of any malware identified so far this year," Symantec said in a blog post. Source: Symantec Infected apps include:... Read more...