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Fake Flappy Bird versions running malware on Android

New Delhi: Security firm Sophos has discovered Flappy Bird-like applications are running malware, forcing users to send a text message to a given number and allowing the malware creators to exploit them.Security firm Trend Micro

India TV News Desk [ Updated: February 13, 2014 20:42 IST ]
fake flappy bird versions running malware on android
fake flappy bird versions running malware on android

New Delhi: Security firm Sophos has discovered Flappy Bird-like applications are running malware, forcing users to send a text message to a given number and allowing the malware creators to exploit them.


Security firm Trend Micro has also acknowledged the existence of a bunch of fake Android Flappy Bird apps spreading online, which send messages to premium numbers and thus, causing unwanted changes to victims' phone billing statements.

The original game, reportedly raked in $50,000 per day in ad revenue and its Vietnamese developer Nguyen Dong took it off from Apple and Google app stores because it was 'addictive.'

Both the security firms have warned that users shouldn't attempt to download anything calling itself Flappy Bird, since the original version is 'dead' and they should also be wary of apps from alternative markets, the report added.

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