Fake Angry Birds Space Game for Android has Malware
The latest game from Rovio, Angry Birds Space, already has a fake counterpart in Google Play that downloads malware to your handset in the background.
The fake version is actually a functioning game of Angry Birds Space. However, security company Sophos identified a Trojan horse within the app named Andr/KongFu-L. It quietly installs itself onto your phone and can then start displaying ads all over the device and bring up any website at any time without your permission.
Rovio has posted the following warning on their website:
As you get ready to pop pigs in zero gravity,
watch out for fake versions of Angry Birds Space,
and make sure to download safe by getting the official game from Rovio.
The best way to avoid any malware in Google Play is to verify the developer is legitimate before downloading any app. Make sure that the developer is ROVIO before you install.