The Netflix movie streaming app for Android has an evil Trojan cousin. Discovered by Symatec through an online user and revealed in a blog post, this piece of copycat malware works its magic by hacking user’s log-in information and then sending it onto a remote server.
According to Symatec, the server that was receiving the stolen log-in data had been taken offline yesterday although it’s unlikely any credit card information
would have been stolen from Netflix since banking details are only partially displayed on the site. In a more sinister turn of events, CNET are suggesting the app might by a dummy run for a potentially more damaging hacked app designed to imitate financial products for Android.
“A gap in availability, combined with the large interest of users attempting to get the popular service running on their Android device, created the perfect cover for Andoid.Fakeneflic to exploit,” Symantec explained.
Clearly some eager beavers failed to follow our tips on how to beat the Android hackers and got themselves into an Admiral Ackbar style situation. The fools!