Android Malware Being Distributed On Chinese Markets

Android

There is a new threat in China. A bit of code named Geinimi has been created by malware creator to hitchhikes on applications when they are redistributed on third party markets. It doesn’t do much except for lurking at the moment, but it is capable of resembling a botnet server according to a company that produce antivirus software for Android, Lookout.

The code has been detected to able to send out your location, application list, IMEI, and to download applications. It is likely has the ability to modify itself, and there could be more. Your security is at your own hands but users from outside China have relatively lower risks. You probably had the malware already if the newly downloaded applications want to access your GPS and calling functions.