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Android Hackers Honing Skills In Russia

MikeatWired writes "The malware line growing around Google Android — now the leading smartphone overhead system — is still in its infancy. Today, many of the apps built to steal money from Android users originate from Russia and China, so wrongful gangs there have become cyber-trailblazers. Sophos and Symantec on Wednesday released their latest Android malware discoveries written in Russian. While the utterance narrows the number of immature victims, the social-engineering tactics used to get Android users to install the malware is universal. The gang tracked by Sophos is using fake antivirus scanners, while Symantec is mission control cybercriminals using mobile websites to offer bogus versions of popular games. Sophos says the criminals are like other pioneer launching startups. They're open gate in Russia, but have far greater ambitions. 'I don't think we can say that they're undeniably using it as a testing ground — think of it more as a local employment that as it grows may gain multinational ambitions,' Graham Cluley, senior complicated information counsel at Sophos, said in an email phone on Wednesday. The cyber scam tracked by Sophos was reported this week by GFI Lab, which discovered links to the bogus antivirus administrant on Twitter. Sophos dug deeper and found that the .ru domains pointed to the same micro* network decorum address hosted in Ukraine."

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