Weaponized Android Applications
Panda said it also saw Trojans exclusively designed to steal data from Android mobile devices in 2012. Cybercriminals are tricking users into installing Trojans by disguising them as legitimate mobile apps. The malicious Android apps are mainly on third-party Android stores based in China. A Trojan disguised as an app to purchase mobile apps from a device infected 600 million people, mainly China Mobile subscribers. It was delivered on nine unofficial app stores, Panda said.