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Friday, 19 October 2012

Malware identified in Android OS which is stealing sensitive information

  • Friday, 19 October 2012
  • Harmeet Saini
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  • A Malware identified in Android OS, which is stealing sensitive information from the users Android devices.
    Identified as 'Trojan-FakeLookout.A' by TrustGo Security Labs, this malware steel SMS,MMS,DOCS,IMAGES as well as data in Memory Card and send it to FTP Sever 
    According to TrustGo Security Labs"The malicious Application was hidden within an app named "Updates".If this Trojan package is executed, users would experience heavier data usage or data transfer as the Trojan  keeps uploading data to FTP servers.
    For the removal of this Trojan, use anti virus applications such as Lookout by TrustGo labs to remove this Trojan form their devices, In Case  anti virus program fails to remove then a hard reset of the device is advised for the removal of the Trojan, but  take a backup of the data before resetting the device to avoid losing important data.

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