Fake Skype malware app on Android

by George Chetcuti [Published on 19 July 2012 / Last Updated on 19 July 2012]

Days after Trend Micro, a global leader in antivirus solutions broke the news of a fake Skype malware app for Android devices, Microsoft acknowledges the existence of the malware and releases an alert notification on its Malware Protection Center website. It urges users of Android phones to install security software or download the latest updates for those who already have a solution. Read more about the fake Skype app here - http://www.itinfomag.com/cyber-attacks/increasing-number-of-malicious-apps-for-android-devices/
The Trojan that affects mobile devices with Java Platform Micro Edition support, such as those running the Symbian operating system by tricking users into downloading potential malicious apps into the device, and into sending multiple SMS messages to premium numbers, incurring cost to the phone user.
Read Microsoft's notification here - http://www.microsoft.com/security/portal/Threat/Encyclopedia/Entry.aspx?Name=Trojan:Java/SMSFakeSky.A

Days after Trend Micro, a global leader in antivirus solutions broke the news of a fake Skype malware app for Android devices, Microsoft acknowledges the existence of the malware and releases an alert notification on its Malware Protection Center website. It urges users of Android phones to install security software or download the latest updates for those who already have a solution. Read more about the fake Skype app here - http://www.itinfomag.com/cyber-attacks/increasing-number-of-malicious-apps-for-android-devices/

The Trojan that affects mobile devices with Java Platform Micro Edition support, such as those running the Symbian operating system by tricking users into downloading potential malicious apps into the device, and into sending multiple SMS messages to premium numbers, incurring cost to the phone user.

Read Microsoft's notification here - http://www.microsoft.com/security/portal/Threat/Encyclopedia/Entry.aspx?Name=Trojan:Java/SMSFakeSky.A

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