Trojanized Android Apps Hit Unregulated Asian Marketplace

By JDavis | 3/2/11 6:48 AM

Danger lurks in the Japanese Android mobile marketplace. The ever-sophisticated and growing Geinimi Trojan is targeting Android-based devices, and is concealed in repackaged versions of popular apps and games that are sold in legitimate and regulated markets. While it has recently been noted in Chinese and English language Android apps, this trend in Japan’s Android market is new and unsettling.

The authentic and trojanized versions of the Android app are identical. However, in the trojanized version, the Android Geinimi malware is running in the background, transmitting information to a remote location without the user’s knowledge. To help combat the Geinimi Trojan, Android users are urged to take preventative measures of their own.

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