Fake Instagram Malware Threat!

Another fake app containing malware is doing the rounds now in the form of the massively popular camera app ‘Instagram’ which has only recently been ported to the Android platform in recent weeks.

 

Sophos revealed that the app has been listed on various websites for download and, seems to eminate from where most of the world’s other malware and mobile nastys come from, Russia! In tests run by Sophos the app didn’t even come close to emulating what the ‘real’ app does, it relies on the background sending of SMS to make the cyber criminals money.

Graham Cluley from Naked Security says, “Sophos products detect the malware as Andr/Boxer-F.

Android malware is becoming a bigger and bigger problem, of course. Just last week we reported on a bogus edition of the Angry Birds Space game that was being used in another attack.

It’s quite likely that whoever is behind this latest malware campaign is also using the names and images of other popular smartphone apps as bait.”

This is one reason i rarely download a popular app or game from anywhere other than Google Play

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