Olympic Games 2012 that currently take place in London was already lurk some scammers to set up new traps for people who has high enthusiasm on the annual event. I’ve already receive lot of fake email that contain Olympic Games 2012 ticket and lottery. There are even tons of web page with Olympic string caught around the web with sets of scam code lines.
But the threat is not stop there guys, these Olympic scam and malicious app now start to infect Android environment.
According to expert researchers at Webroot, there’s an Olympic news app spotted in the wild. It suppose to bring updated Olympic news to users, but aside from doing it’s main function, the app also able to read user’s contact list, text messages, and pull-out information about personal ID and location.
If you’re happen to browse around the web, you should be careful. Do not download or install an app named “London Olympics Widget” guys. According to it’s fake digital certificate, this app was developed in India. Both of us know that it is miles away from London and there is no way that it is an official London 2012 app.
Webroot suggest all users to carefully notice when an app ask for set of permission. For instance, in order to provide you with the information of who winning the latest gold medal, it’s not make sens if an Android app ask permission to read your contact information right? If you find such app, even at Google Play, you might want to reconsider using it.tags: 2012, Android, app, Fake, London, malware, Olympics, Scam, Virus, widget