Android Phones are Infected by Trojan, Android.Counterclank
The computer security firm Symantec has found that at least 13 games available for free download on the official Google Android Market contain malicious software that can respond to commands from an external server, disclose the phone and display advertising on it. The amount of downloads of the hit titles that boast ensures that there are millions of smartphones infected with Trojan.
The botnet discovered by Symantec, called Android.Counterclank has been detected in at least three applications software publishers: iApps7, Ogre Games and Redmicapps, and the firm says it is a malicious software indexes a wider spread (estimated at between one and five million infected terminals) detected recently in the Android Market, the catalog of official Google applications.
Android.Counterclank malicious server transmits the data from the phone number, MAC address, IMEI and IMSI identifiers and serial number of the SIM card. Two of the indications that the terminal has been infected are the presence of a search icon on the home screen and the activity of a service called apperhand.
This is the list of applications infected by Android.Counterclank