The Russian antivirus firm Doctor Web has discovered a new Android Trojan that helps Cyber criminals to launch Distributed-denial-of-service(DDOS) attacks. It is also capable of sending sms based on the command received from the hacker.
According to the report, the malware "Android.DDoS.1.origin" likely spreads via Social engineering attacks and disguises itself as a legitimate application from Google.
Fake Google Play icon
After installation, the malware creates an application icon that look like Google Play icon. If a user taps the fake Google play icon, it will still launch the original Google play. But , in background, it starts malicious activity.