We’re well used to hearing about malware on the Android Market unfortunately, and this latest infection is notable as a contender for the largest in the operating system’s history.
Security guys Symantec reckoned Android.Counterclank, a slight variant of Android.Tonclank, had infected up to 5 million Android users as of yesterday afternoon.
Symantec explains that the malicious code appears in a package called “apperhand”, and a service under the same name can been seen running on the infected device when it’s executed.
Another tell-tale sign is a Search icon on your home screen where you wouldn’t normally see one.
Android.Counterclank is described as a bot-like threat, that can carry out commands and steal information from the infected device.
The list of malicious apps follows:
- Counter Elite Force
- Counter Strike Ground Force
- CounterStrike Hit Enemy
- Heart Live Wallpaper
- Hit Counter Terrorist
- Stripper Touch girl
- Balloon Game
- Deal & Be Millionaire
- Wild Man
- Pretty women lingerie puzzle
- Sexy Girls Photo Game
- Sexy Girls Puzzle
- Sexy Women Puzzle
Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m off to uninstall Sexy Women Puzzle. How could I be so stupid?