Domestic company “Doctor Web” reported an outbreak of a new Trojan Android.Spy.40.origin, designed for OS Google Android. So far, he’s seen only in South Korea, but it is unlikely he will be based in this country and beyond.
Trojan Android.Spy.40.origin can leak on a smartphone is completely transparent, and even anti-virus system will not sound the alarm to the complete system check. The secret lies in the use of newly discovered security flaws of the operating system that Google has not bothered to patch up.
Android.Spy.40.origin spreads mainly through SMS-spam – unwanted SMS-message comes in to the user’s phone and contains a link to the apk-distribution. After installation, the user is notified of the grant application to install root-rights, and it will disappear from the list of installed programs.
It was created for the Trojans Android.Spy.40.origin perehvatki of SMS-messages and send them to a special server-collector. In the future, text SMS-correspondence can be used by third parties for their far the noblest purposes. Protection experts warn of the danger of information interception of private correspondence, because it often contains information that can be very useful to attackers.
Dr.Web Anti-virus in his version for Google Android OS has already learned to recognize Android.Spy.40.origin and delete it from the memory of the mobile device. Perhaps a similar change in its anti-virus database and other developers have made.