Pirated Apps Smuggle Trojans Onto Android Phones

A new Trojan that can create botnets has emerged in China, according to Lookout Mobile Security. This Trojan, dubbed "Geinimi," is the most sophisticated Android malware so far, the company said. Once it’s installed on a user’s phone, Geinimi can receive commands from a remote server that lets that server’s owner control the smartphone.



A new Trojan that can create botnets has emerged in China, according to Lookout Mobile Security. This Trojan, dubbed “Geinimi,” is the most sophisticated Android malware so far, the company said. Once it’s installed on a user’s phone, Geinimi can receive commands from a remote server that lets that server’s owner control the smartphone. Geinimi is apparently being spread through pirated versions of legitimate Android apps, mainly games, and is being distributed in third-party Android app stores in China.


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