Android Malware Rears Its Ugly Head… Yet Again

It’s been about a week since the last Android malware attack, DroidDreamLight, and yet another malicious program has infiltrated Google’s platform. According to the North Carolina State University blog, the malware is being dubbed “DroidKungFu,” and has yet to be detected by mobile anti-virus software programs.

The blog claims that DroidKungFu installs a “backdoor that gives hackers full control of your phone.” Through that backdoor, the hackers can access all the user data stored on the phone. What’s worse, according to the NCSU blog, “they can turn your phone into a bot – and basically make your smartphone do anything they want.”

Most affected by the malware are phones running Android 2.2 Froyo or earlier, which are susceptible to attacks from at least two of the known DroidKungFu-infected applications. These applications have been spread on Chinese forums and third-party software markets. Those of you who’ve been bumped up to Gingerbread should have less issues, but DroidKungFu can still collect some information on Gingerbread phones and send it off to a remote server.

[via PocketNow]