Sophos Mobile Security’s top five Android malware

Android virus Sophos Mobile Securitys top five Android malware

Sophos Mobile Security for Android just released its data in regards to the top five most commonly detected malware on Android.  The data were gathered through installations of Sophos Mobile Security for Android on various devices, and from 118 different countries.

Sophos Mobile Security for Android just released its data in regards to the top five most commonly detected malware on Android.  The data were gathered through installations of Sophos Mobile Security for Android on various devices, and from 118 different countries.

android malware Sophos Mobile Securitys top five Android malware

First on the list is Andr/PJApps-C, which Sophos identifies as a tool for cracking paid apps.  Next is the Andr/BBridge-A, also known as “BaseBridge,” which uses HTTP to communicate with central servers to communicate potentially confidential information.  Thirdly, there’s the Andr/BatteryD-A which claims itself as a “Battery Doctor,” but in reality it communicates with HTTP servers to communicate potentially confidential user information.  Fourth on the list is Andr/Generic-S, which Sophos claims to be an aggressive adware that varies in potentially harmful functions.  Lastly, there’s the Andr/DrSheep-A, which is a firesheep-like exploit that hijacks a user’s Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn sessions. 

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