08-06-2014 03:46 PM
This one sounds pretty bad and at that speed of propagation it could be bad news for users in other countries who are not using any protection.
August 6th, 2014, 21:22 GMT · By Ionut Ilascu
Security researchers analyzing a sample observed that the malware contained two modules, one for distributing the threat (XXshenqi.apk) and another for performing the malicious activity (Trogoogle.apk)."
- Potential victim is prompted to install Trogoogle.apk
08-06-2014 04:03 PM
08-06-2014 04:23 PM
Thanks Jasper! It's a good thing I've got WSAC on my Android!
NOW if everyone used it, nobody would have problems.
True @Jasper_The_Rasper but we'd still be one big happy family up here, no?
08-07-2014 12:19 AM
glad I dont have an android!
Good article! Thanks for keep us posted on these things.
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08-09-2014 01:55 PM
by Pierluigi Paganini on August 9th, 2014
Experts at Kaspersky Lab revealed that a malware, dubbed Trojan.AndroidOS.Xshqi.a, infected neatly 500,000 Android devices in just six hours last week in China, but Chinese media provided a more pessimistic estimate declaring that the number of infected mobile is over 1 million smartphones.
The attackers operated in conjunction of the day the country celebrated Valentine’s Day as explained by Kaspersky team.
“The fact that this Trojan combination appeared on the Chinese Valentine’s Day is premeditated, taking advantage of user credulity on this special day. And it uses social engineering techniques to spread as much as possible and infect more devices. This Trojan is a good example of why it’s always worth thinking twice about trusting a link received on your mobile phone. No matter who sends it, it could still be a malicious program.,” reported researcher Vigi Zhang in a blog post.
10-10-2014 07:14 AM
The following article is a update
By John Leyden, 10 Oct 2014
The SMS worm Selfmite is back: bigger, badder and now global.
The worm, which first surfaced in June and affects Android smartphones and tablets, has spawned a new version.
Selfmite-B infects many more users, uses several money-making techniques and is generally more dangerous and difficult to stop, warns mobile security firm AdaptiveMobile.
AdaptiveMobile has tracked more than 150,000 messages sent over the past 10 days from over 100 compromised devices found in 16 countries. The latest version of the worm has generated 100 times more traffic than its older sibling, Selfmite-A.
The Register/ Article/ http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/10/10/selfmite_s