Fake version of Instagram infects Android devices, says Sophos
| by Naina Khedekar |
Instagram is the most celebrated app in the Android Market currently. The popular, and highly anticipated photo app was recently introduced for the Android platform, shedding off the exclusive availability for the iOS. Sophos is now warning Android users about the malware that is being disguised as this photo-sharing application. Cybercriminals have created fake versions of Instagram Android app, which has been designed just to earn some moolah. If downloaded from untrusted or unapproved sources, there is a risk of infecting your smartphone. On installation, the app sends background SMS messages to premium rate services and earns its creators some revenue. Sophos’ products detect the malware, which is said to be distributed on a Russian website acting as an official Instagram site - Andr/Boxer-F.
Only an official download...
Suprisingly, the malware also has a random number of identical photos of a man. Now thats just strange.
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