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Defending Against Mobile Malware

Bank Info Security, By Jeffrey Roman

A recent spear-phishing attack involving a Trojan designed to target Android devices offers an important reminder of the emerging threat of mobile malware, says Kaspersky Lab researcher Kurt Baumgartner.

"This is the first Android Trojan that we've seen in the wild being used in this manner," says Baumgartner, a researcher who monitors malware.

The spear-phishing attack and Trojan, discovered by Kaspersky Lab, involved an APK - a program for Android that allows users to download Gmail attachments to their devices.

When Kaspersky Lab reviewed the Trojan, researchers found that it had the ability to report back information about the user. Read more.