Fake security software for Android has taken another step forward in sophistication.
An app file called "Android Security Suite Premium" is malware masquerading as security software, but not just any malware, according to Dennis Fisher of Kaspersky Labs' ThreatPost blog
The fake app is a camouflaged version of the Zeus Trojan, an alarmingly effective data-theft app designed to seek out and swipe bank login in formation and other financial data, Fisher wrote. Among Zeus' other notable variations is one that operates without the normally required command and control servers
, one tuned to collect banking information from cloud-based services
and one called SpyEye that uses webcams and audio to spy on victims
The Android Security Suite Premium showed up in Kaspersky Labs' malware traps, but Kaspersky researchers had trouble confirming where it came from or who was running it.