Your smartphone is a powerful computing device. Hackers want to access personal and financial data on your smarphone, or access your smartphone to access your corporate network, or just wreak havoc on your life.
Symantec writes that when pop icon Björk, in an interview with the press, invited hackers and pirates to adapt her app from iOS to other platforms, it seems that some people who rose to the call had a hidden agenda in mind: to distribute malware. The evil twin routine, where an author creates a malicious doppelganger or pirated version of a popular app, seems to be the in vogue scam of late when it comes to malware for Android.
Be careful what apps you download – download only from trusted sources and considering installing smartphone security software on your phone.