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New Geinimi Android Trojan Steals Data from Infected Mobile Applications




New Geinimi Android Trojan Steals Data from Infected Mobile Applications
New Geinimi Android Trojan Steals Data from Infected Mobile Applications



http://www.eweek.com/c/a/Security/New-Geinimi-Android-Trojan-Steals-Data-from-Infected-Mobile-Applications-717465/ 

By Fahmida Y. Rashid
eWEEK.com
2010-12-30

A sophisticated piece of Android malware that has botnet-like 
capabilities was discovered attached to a number of games on a 
third-party Android market.

An advanced new Android Trojan has been found in the wild and it 
displays botnet-like capabilities, said Lookout Mobile Security on Dec. 
29.

Named Geinimi, it is "the most sophisticated Android malware" so far, 
but its impact is currently limited as the infected apps are available 
only on Chinese Android app markets, Lookout said in its warning. That.s 
not to say it couldn.t be packaged into other geographic regions, but 
that it hasn.t been done yet.

"We have not seen any applications compromised by the Geinimi Trojan in 
the official Google Android Market," according to the Lookout blog.

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