May 4, 2015

Mobile Threat Monday: Fake GTA 3 Steals Internet Traffic Instead of Cars

The makers of the Grand Theft Auto series have sold millions of games while making billions of dollars because (virtual) crime is fun. Robbing stores and beating up random bystanders in the street is entertaining, in a video game.

But in the real world, crimes are much less enjoyable, especially if you are the victim of one. GTA fans might learn this lesson the hard way if they fall prey to this week’s mobile threat. The researchers at Malwarebytes have tipped us off to a fake “GTA 3” Android app that’s more interested in stealing Internet traffic than having players steal cars.

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