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安卓新木马病毒
就躲在中文游戏The Roar of the Pharaoh里


原创人:李前南(新加坡)
【发布日期:2012年4月1日】
一个新的安卓木马病毒将自己伪装成了一个安卓游戏,偷偷地躲在一个中文软件里干着坏事。如果您安装了这个游戏软件,这个安卓木马病毒就会把用户手机的相关信息,如手机型号、屏幕大小、平台类型、手机号码和操作系统版本等资料,以短信的形式,发送到恶意软件的开发者手中。
这段消息来自NetworkWorld,原作者是 Ellen Messmer,她在“Beware Android Malware Masquerading as Chinese Game”一文中透露了这个消息。(原文附在本文之后)
不过幸运的是,这个恶意软件相信不是在谷歌的官方电子市场发现的,而是在第三方安卓电子市场Andr/Stiniter-A上发现的。
这个安卓手机的新木马病毒的游戏软件叫“The Roar of the Pharaoh”。
喜欢安卓游戏的朋友小心为要,看到这类软件,还是绕道而行为妙,敬而远之。这类恶意软件,还是不要下载。
安装了这个软件后,在用户的手机上会出现一个叫“GameUpdateService”(游戏更新服务)的服务软件,因此,用户尽快检查自己的平台,是否在运行这个“GameUpdateService”的程序。


【来自NetworkWorld的消息】
原文链接
Fake 'The Roar of the Pharaoh'
Android app latest Trojan scam


By Ellen Messmer, NetworkWorld, March 29, 2012 04:45 PM ET

It may look like an app for a Chinese game called "The Roar of the Pharaoh," but it's actually just another fake Android app that's really a malware Trojan in disguise, according to security researchers warning about it.
Writing in a blog, Sophos security researcher Chester Wisniewski calls it a "malicious application" that "gathers sensitive information" about the Android device it lands on, collecting personal information and technical details, including phone number, and "sends it off to the malware's authors."
"Like many other mobile Trojans, this one sends SMS messages to premium rate SMS numbers and is capable of reading your SMSs as well," Wisniewski says in his blog.
He points out that SMS scams work because "the mobile phone companies provide the payment processing and the bad guys have their money and are long gone before you ever receive the phone bill with the fraudulent charges." It is similar to another piece of Android malware, which mimicked the popular Netflix app.
Sophos has identified the Android Trojan as Andr/Stiniter-A, and says it doesn't ask for specific permissions during installation. "The Roar of the Pharaoh" is a legitimate Chinese game , though the Android app for it is not believed to be distributed on Google's site called Google Play (formerly Android Marketplace).
Michael Sutton, vice president of security research at cloud-based security provider Zscaler, said the fake "The Roar of the Pharaoh" app for Android reflects the shift of malware authors to target the Android platform, whether smartphones or tablets. Fake game apps that are really Trojans are increasing and "this is a typical scam for Android now," he says.

Ellen Messmer is senior editor at Network World, an IDG publication and website, where she covers news and technology trends related to information security.
Read more about wide area network in Network World's Wide Area Network section.

For more information about enterprise networking, go to NetworkWorld. Story copyright 2011 Network World Inc. All rights reserved.



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