Malicious version of Angry Birds Space spotted in the wild

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    By Dancho Danchev | April 12, 2012, 10:47am PDT

    Summary: Security researchers from Sophos Labs, have detected yet another bogus version of Angry Birds Space.

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    Security researchers from Sophos Labs, have detected yet another bogus version of Angry Birds Space.

    According to the company, the malicious version of the popular game, is fully-functional copy of the game. However, it uses the GingerBreak exploit in order to gain root access to the Android device and install additional malicious code.

    Detected as Andr/KongFu-L, the malicious app communicates with a remote server in an attempt to phone back and install additional malware on the affected Android devices.

    Mobile malware targeting the Android OS is exploding, according to a recently released report by Juniper Networks entitled “2011 Mobile Threats Report“.

    End users are advised to be extra vigilant when interacting with secondary Android applications stores.
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