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Mobile Game Comes With Unwanted Behaviors

McAfee Labs recently found a suspicious Android game application hosted on Google Play. The app name is “Kunt u Vang de tovenaar” (“Can you catch the wizard” in ungrammatical Dutch) offered by “AppstoreVN Team.” During our analysis of the app we discovered several suspicious functions during game play. The first suspicious behavior is the use of …

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Amazon Gift Card Malware Spreading via SMS

Intel Security’s McAfee Labs recently published its Hacking the Human OS report, which details a number of ways in which cybercriminals rely on victims’ trust in a particular brand or public authority to hand over information or allow their systems to become infected with malicious code. This week, the McAfee Labs team uncovered a new …

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Aggressive Ad Module Scans Android Apps

During our routine patrols of popular marketplaces offering Android applications we recently came across some suspicious applications hosted on the popular Google Play. The applications are distributed as hacking tools, utility tools, and pornographic apps by different developers. Here are images for a few of them: Suspicious applications on Google Play. These apps seem to …