Malware designed to steal bank information pops up in Google’s Android app store

Apple Online Store First Tech Credit Union reports:

We recently learned that a fraudster developed a rogue Android Smartphone app. It creates a shell of mobile banking apps that tries to gain access to a consumer’s financial information.

Droid09 launched this phishing attack from the Android Marketplace and it’s since been removed. It’s called phishing because scammers go fishing for information about you or your financial account that may be used for identity theft.

Please note that this attack didn’t target First Tech accounts. Accessing your First Tech account from your phone’s web browser is completely secure.

If you did download the Droid09 app, please remove it from your phone and take it to your mobile provider to ensure it’s completely removed.

As a reminder, we don’t currently have an app for the Android phone.

Full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: iDon’t have security. You want to bank on-to-go? Use a real iPhone and App Store. Painfully naive Google is in way, way over its head.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “dd” for the heads up.]


  1. LoL, so how’s that totally open app development going for you?

    I ain’t even heard of jailbroke apps for the iPhone doing this.

    My new tagline concerning The Googles.

    Google is evil, but it’s a friendly evil.

  2. Just makes you want to run out and buy a Google phone. I think that I will stick with my iPhone.

    First, Google has no idea how to do customer support. Now, security in their own app store is crap. Google may want to label this as an experiment. It will look a lot better when they slowly back out of this business.

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