Wow, Angry Birds on Android Infected By Virus

Wow, Angry Birds on Android Infected By Virus

CALIFORNIA - Google has been suspended after investigators found several spyware applications that will 'infect' the Android Market. Xuxian Jiang Professor of computer science from NC State University found the malicious code named Plankton in a number of applications installed on the Android Market. 

This code appears in a number of applications related with a very popular game like Angry Birds and hid in the popular gaming applications, so it is difficult to find. "The rogue application install additional code to Android devices where they are installed," said Andrew Brandt Webroot researchers, in a blog post, which quoted SC Magazine , Wednesday (15/06/2011).

"additional functions to provide remote access and control of Android devices. Unfortunately dentitas hackers still unknown at this time," he added. 

Jiang found a malicious application is different from the previously infected Android apps, in Plankton is using various exploits on the device to gain root access to the OS.

"Instead, the remote command provides access not only known for what can be considered sensitive data on mobile phones, including browser history, bookmarks, and setting the homepage in the built-in browser Android , "explains Brandt. Jiang said that there are at least 10 infected application on Android Market from three different developers. Google seems to have dealt with the problem of Plankton. 

"We recognize and suspend a number of suspicious applications from the Android Market," said Google spokesman. "We are suspending applications and developer account that violates our policy," he said. 

Google has been busy moving the application from an infected Android Market in recent months. Last month, the company had to remove a number of applications that are infected with malware DroidDream.