It has to be said that Sony has turned The Interview into a big positive for the company. Originally pulled from all theaters, the combination of a limited theatrical release along with streamed versions on YouTube, Google Play and iTunes has allowed Sony to gross $15 million after only four days of availability. It will probably have some good DVD sales down the road as well.
It isn’t all sunshine and roses though thanks to a fake app. Malware planted in some copies of the film have been illegally downloaded on Android devices. Software security firm McAfee has partnered with the Technische Universität Darmstadt, and the Centre for Advanced Security Research Darmstadt in an attempt to track down this security threat that has already hit some banks in South Korea.
The malware is named Android/Badaccents and uses mobile devices to lift personal information from financial institutions, and blank out bank cards so that they can be used to steal cash from ATMs. If you’re concerned, you can avoid it very easily since it appears as an Android app. So far, 20,000 Android devices have been infected by the trojan. You can see the image here, so now you know what to avoid. It should go without saying that if you keep to legitimate releases of the film from iTunes, Google Play and YouTube, you should be totally safe.
Source Phone ArenaFiled Under: Android News