Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 11th Aug 2010 21:00 UTC, submitted by namakemono
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Kaspersky has announced in this article the first trojan specific for Android. "The new malicious program penetrates smartphones running Android in the guise of a harmless media player application. Users are prompted to install a file of just over 13 KB with the standard Android extension .APK. Once installed on the phone, the Trojan uses the system to begin sending SMSs to premium rate numbers without the owner’s knowledge or consent, resulting in money passing from a user’s account to that of the cybercriminals."
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As you said, the trojan itself may be old, but being now targetting Android, it IS an Android issue.

There are a lot of "new" viruses around that are variations of old ones. Seeing they moving from one platform to another is bad too.

And it was not from a blog, original story is from Kaspersky, an anti-virus maker.

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