Plankton – New Malware Detected In Android Market Apps

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Security experts from Webroot discovered a new malicious code inside applications such as, Angry Birds Rio Unlocker v1.0, Angry Birds Multi User v1.00 or Angry Birds Cheater Trainer Helper V2.0, and when this apps are executed it immediatly prompts you with the following messages:

 

Welcome!

Simply click on the button below to unlock ALL levels in Angry Birds Rio. This will not

delete your scores but might change the number of pineapples and bananas you have

The programs function dont work as advertised, instead, the malicious apps installs additional code on the Android device into which they’re installed. “These additional functions provide remote access and control of the Android device to, presumably, the distributor of the malicious apps, whose identity remains unknown at this time” said Webroot researchers.

 

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