Malware disguised as security app poses threats to Androids

Tuesday - 6/19/2012, 6:44pm EDT

The latest platform for cyber attacks could be your android phone.

Kaspersky Labs spotted malware disguised as a fake security app called "Android Security Suite Premium," Computerworld reports.

The malware is a threat to everyday smartphone users as well as businesses that allow employees to use personal devices on the network.

The malware, which is a variant of the Zeus malware, hijacks messages the phone's owner receives and sends them to a server the hackers operate.

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