Published On: Mon, Feb 18th, 2013

Virus on smartphone infects, to launch attack on PC


KASPERSKY LAB has discovered the first ever Android malware app that appears to have been designed not to attack the host smartphone but any PCs that get connected to it.

Discovered on Google Play, targeting Russian-speakers disguised as a memory-killer utility, anyone downloading this will end up with the malware files on any SD card plugged into their smartphone.

Connecting any PC to the phone when the USB acts as an external drive and the PC does an Autorun, will result in the PC being hit with a Backdoor.MSIL.Ssucl.a malware that takes control of the smartphone.

Google has removed the two apps associated with the attack from Play but several thousand users have already downloaded it.

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