Kaspersky Labs has identified the first virus to attack the Google Android OS. The virus is named Trojan-SMS.AndroidOS.FakePlayer.a and attacks Android devices an SMS message prompting the receiver to download a small 13KB Media Player app. The virus then sends out SMS messages to premium rate phone numbers without any notifications to the user.
This is the first Android targeted virus to hit the Google OS. It is attributed to the rising sales of Android Devices according to Kaspersky’s Mobile Lab Research Manager, Denis Maslennikov. He also goes on to say “We can expect to see a corresponding rise in the amount of malware targeting that platform,”
On a serious note the Virus requires user interaction so please do not download and install anything you are not familiar with.