Android Malware masquerade as Adobe Flash Player

Trend Micro researchers spotted an android malware that masquerade as Adobe Flash player app, hosted on Russian domains, similar to the fake Instagram and Angry Birds Space apps.

When users opt to download and install the said fake app, the site connects to another URL to download malicious .APK file, which Trend Micro detects as ANDROIDOS_BOXER.A.

ANDROIDOS_BOXER.A is a premium service abuser, which means it sends messages to premium numbers without the user’s permission, thus leading to unwanted charges.

Researchers also found that there are a number of malicious URLs hosted on the same IP. Based on the naming alone used in these URLs, it appears that Android is a favorite target for cybercriminals behind this scheme.


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