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Legitimate banking app rebuilt to infect

Once again Android users are being warned of the dangers from loading apps from untrusted sources, such as the plethora of 3rd party app stores we've seen exploding over the web in the last 12 months. This time a legitimate banking app has been taken from the Play Store, reverse engineered and had code added which in effect, allows it to download and install malware at any point in the future. It's a Trojan for the smartphone itself.

It was spotted by Symantec in December 2014, but recently seems to have reared its ugly head again. To trick users into downloading extra malware, the app shows a popup saying "Google play need to be updated".