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First case of Android Trojan spreading via mobile botnets discovered

Sep 07, 2013, 14:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)

Kaspersky describes the malware culprit, Backdoor.AndroidOS.Obad.a, as the "most sophisticated Android Trojan yet." The Russian antivirus company also has said that Obad.a is looking "closer to Windows malware than to other Android Trojans, in terms of its complexity and the number of unpublished vulnerabilities it exploits.

For all the press Android malware gets, you usually have to go out of your way for your device to be infected. Until now.

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