Malicious Android App Will Steal Your Data, Make You Feel Bad About It
Once the bogus app is downloaded and running, it'll suddenly display a dialog box, informing the user that the software has been compromised. Once that box pops up, however, the app will start collecting all the user's personal information stored on the phone, including usernames, phone numbers, and ID numbers that are unique to each device. That data will then be sent to an external server, according to Symantec.
The app, which Symantec has dubbed 'Android.WalkinWat,' will also send out a text message to all a user's contacts, telling them, "Hey, just downloaded a pirated App off the Internet, Walk and Text for Android. Im stupid and cheap, it costed only 1 buck.Don't steal like I did!" Then, it'll send you a message, which reads: "We really hope you learned something from this. Check your phone bill;) Oh and don't forget to buy the App from the Market." This malware has a conscience.