Thirteen rogue Android games (the most popular apps – see below) were uploaded to Android Market over the weekend. The attacker known as “Logastrod” coded copies of the games with a Trojan by offering these popular apps as free versions after adding a code which sent SMS messages to premium rate service (PRS) numbers. The malicious Android apps were published to Android Market early yesterday morning (Sunday, Pacific Time), which security researchers believed allowed the attacker more time before the apps would be removed.
The list of Android games infected included:
Cut the Rope FREE; NEED FOR SPEED™ Shift FREE; Assassin’s Creed® Revelations; My Water? FREE; Riptide GP FREE; Great Little War Game FREE; World of Goo FREE; Angry Birds FREE; Shoot The Birds FREE; Talking Tom Cat 2 Free; Bag It! FREE; Talking Larry the Bird Free; Talking Larry the Bird