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New Android malware disguised as security app

Antone Gonsalves | June 19, 2012
Android Security Suite Premium, which is loaded with Zeus variant ZitMo, is a threat to companies given the bring-your-own-device(BYOD)trend

Zeus was first discovered in 2007 as a keystroke logger and form grabber that ran in a browser. The malware is primarily downloaded through phishing schemes or by visiting malicious Web sites. The mobile version of Zeus, called ZitMo, was first discovered a couple of years ago.

In other Android security news, Tokyo police have arrested six men accused of distributing malware through an application downloaded from a porn site, the newspaper Yomiuri Shimbun reported. When launched, the Android app would demand fees and steal the victim's personal information.

The suspects are accused of swindling more than 200 people out of $265,000. Two of the suspects were executives at separate IT companies.

 

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