Thursday, March 03, 2011

Multiple hacked Android apps removed from the Android Market over embedded malware

A number of Android applications have been removed from the Android Market; they were actually preexisting apps that had been hacked to include malware.

According to Lookout Mobile Security, which has an Android security application, the apps, from developers “Kingmall2010″, “we20090202″, and “Myournet” contain the DroidDream malware. Reportedly, more than 50 applications have been found to be infected with DroidDream.

More specifically, according to Android Police, the malware in the products could can root an end user’s device, and steal the IMEI and IMSI. In addition, another APK buried in the malware can steal just about everything it can get its hands on, including product ID, model, partner , language, country, and userID. It also has the ability to download still more malware code.

The openness of Android is both its boon and its bane. Since Google doesn't go over apps with a fine-tooth comb, as does Apple, the possibility for these types of issues are more likely with Android. Google really needs to make some sort of move that will ensure this sort of thing doesn't happen again.

The list of affected apps, which Lookout is keeping up-to-date, is currently:

Developer “Myournet”:
  • Falling Down
  • Super Guitar Solo
  • Super History Eraser
  • Photo Editor
  • Super Ringtone Maker
  • Super Sex Positions
  • Hot Sexy Videos
  • Chess
  • 下坠滚球_Falldown
  • Hilton Sex Sound
  • Screaming Sexy Japanese Girls
  • Falling Ball Dodge
  • Scientific Calculator
  • Dice Roller
  • 躲避弹球
  • Advanced Currency Converter
  • App Uninstaller
  • 几何战机_PewPew
  • Funny Paint
  • Spider Man
  • 蜘蛛侠
Developer “Kingmall2010″:
  • Bowling Time
  • Advanced Barcode Scanner
  • Supre Bluetooth Transfer
  • Task Killer Pro
  • Music Box
  • Sexy Girls: Japanese
  • Sexy Legs
  • Advanced File Manager
  • Magic Strobe Light
  • 致命绝色美腿
  • 墨水坦克Panzer Panic
  • 裸奔先生Mr. Runner
  • 软件强力卸载
  • Advanced App to SD
  • Super Stopwatch & Timer
  • Advanced Compass Leveler
  • Best password safe
  • 掷骰子
  • 多彩绘画
Developer “we20090202″:
  • Finger Race
  • Piano
  • Bubble Shoot
  • Advanced Sound Manager
  • Magic Hypnotic Spiral
  • Funny Face
  • Color Blindness Test
  • Tie a Tie
  • Quick Notes
  • Basketball Shot Now
  • Quick Delete Contacts
  • Omok Five in a Row
  • Super Sexy Ringtones
  • 大家来找茬
  • 桌上曲棍球
  • 投篮高手
Via: Lookout Mobile Security, Android Police

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