Droid Danger: Top 10 Android Malware Families


1. FakeInst

FakeInst, comprising 22 percent of the total Android malware threats, is the most common malware family, according to Trend Micro and a variety of other security vendors. It sends premium-rate SMS messages and was found in dozens of apps on third-party Android markets. The threat spreads in apps that masquerade as popular games. The majority of the detections have been in Eastern Europe, Russia and Asia, Trend Micro said.