New malware that runs on Android smartphones is
disguised as a porn media player. But in reality, the application sends
expensive text messages to SMS numbers until a user's mobile phone
account runs out of credit.
The Trojan application, dubbed Trojan-SMS.AndroidOS.FakePlayer.b, isn't
available via the official Android Market app store on handhelds or
online, but rather is designed to be discovered online. To that end,
it's being distributed "via clever search engine optimization
techniques, a clear sign that cyber-criminals are making every effort to
infect mobile devices," said Denis Maslennikov, a security expert at Kaspersky Lab.