Droid Danger: Top 10 Android Malware Families


9. JIFake

Tying with Basebridge malware at 2 percent, the JIFake malware family masquerades as a mobile app for JIMM, an open-source instant messaging client for the ICQ network. The fake mobile app has an embedded SMS Trojan functionality to send text messages to premium-rate phone numbers, Trend Micro said. The fake mobile app has been detected in Eastern Europe and Russia. The malicious application can also monitor incoming SMS messages and collect device information and location data.



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