SMS Trojan app appears on Android devices

August 10, 2010

Kaspersky Lab, a firm specializing in security development, confirmed that it detected the first Trojan SMS app for Android smartphones.  The app, called Trojan-SMS.ANdroidOS.FakePlayer.a, is disguised as a media player and prompts users to install its 13KB .APK application file.  The Trojan is SMS-based and sends text messages to premium messaging service phone numbers that results in large phone bills.

Comments

  • Lyndon Boychuk

    Can you provide us with the public name of the app? Because obviously it wouldn’t be called ‘Trojan-SMS.ANdroidOS.FakePlayer.a’ inside the android market. Would be nice to know what to watch out for.