Via app stores
These malicious apps are found to gather account information from users' devices, including Google, Facebook, and Twitter account details. These apps use various social engineering techniques in order to appear legitimate on Google Play. As of this writing, the apps are still available on Google Play.
21 Jan 2014
Collects system information
This malware appears as several apps on Google Play.
The app names are: "Sexy Girls Video Hot Photo", "Arkadas Sevgili Bul SevgiLand", "Buscar Amigo Amor", "Scare Them! Funny Scary Joke". The apps have been downloaded and installed in more than 50,000 Android devices.
When users launch the app and unconsciously click the only image in it, the app gathers the following account information:
- Google account names
- Facebook user names
- Twitter user name
It sends the information to the following remote server:
Below are code screenshots of the malware behavior.
11 Apr 2014
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