McCafe identifies Trojanized Android app with unusual behavior – comments on NSA surveillance


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McAfee identified a unusual behavior of a Android app that was set to go on for July 4th. The app.

As per Netsec ,

“The app in question is Jay Z Magna Carta, which has ben recently made available on Google Play, and allows users of certain Samsung devices to listen to the rapper’s new album on July 4, three days before the album comes out and the rest of the world can hear it.” 

“The date triggers the app to replace the wallpaper on the infected device with an image of President Obama that apparently comments on recent surveillance scandal in the US, and to start a “NSAListenerService”:  “The image and the service name NSAListener suggest a hacktivist agenda, but we haven’t ruled out the possibility that additional malware may target financial transactions or other data,” the researchers say. ”

More details can be found here

 

 

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