What is this latest threat?
In a blog post published last week, Jiang explained that this new malware, which his team named "Plankton" (after the pesky Spongebob character?) doesn't attempt to root Android phones. Rather, it was designed to run in the background secretly.
This particular piece of malware was embedded in applications that promised to help users cheat their way through Rovio's popular Angry Birds game (Angry Birds itself was not infected).
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