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Android Trojan leaves 100,000 users out of pocket

Jul 09, 2012, 19:00 (0 Talkback[s])

Mobile security firm TrustGo explained that the MMarketPay.A Trojan could be hidden in a number of legitimate-looking applications, including those from Sina and media streaming company Funinhand, as well as travel and weather apps.

The malware has already been placed in nine different third party Android app markets in China, infecting over 100,000, the firm said.

Once downloaded, the Trojan will automatically place orders for paid content and apps at China Mobile’s official Mobile Market online store without informing the user.

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