Mobile Device Security: Inside Mobile Malware Threats

Stealing Your Data

Just like on your PC, there are pieces of malware that are aimed at stealing user data. One better known example of this is Geinimi, which targets Android devices. Geinimi emerged in China in December 2010. The Trojan, which Lookout Mobile Security called the most sophisticated Android malware the company has seen to date, sends the data it steals to remote servers, and is the first Android malware to display botnet-like capabilities such as receiving commands from a remote server.

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