04 Apr '11, 2am

Android Threat Tackles Piracy Using Austere Justice Measures - HardwareZone.com: Blackberry

Android Threat Tackles Piracy Using Austere Justice Measures - HardwareZone.com: Blackberry

Presented as a non-existent version (V 1.3.7) of Walk and Text, an application that is available on the Android Market, Android.Walkinwat can be found on several renowned file sharing websites throughout North America and Asia. One could make the case that this app was intentionally spread in these regions by the creators of the threat in order to maximise the download prevalence and convey their message to as large an audience as possible, however one could also make the case the creator of Android.Walkinwat is attempting to undermine the publisher of Walk and Text. Once running the app, the user is presented with a dialog box that gives the appearance that the app is in the process of being compromised or cracked, when in fact, the app is gathering and attempting to send back sensitive data (name, phone number, IMEI information, etc.) to an external server. In addition, ...

Full article: http://www.hardwarezone.com/tech-news/view/159586

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