Source: Security News Daily
by Paul Wagenseil
In this article “Android smartphones are powerful little machines.
They can crunch numbers, render complex websites, play high-definition video, run thousands of applications and connect to far-flung networks. Many models have the processor speeds and storage capacities of low-end laptops.
Researchers at Microsoft and at England’s Sophos Labs have independently found evidence that an Android-based botnet, or network of “zombie” machines secretly controlled by criminals without the phone owners’ knowledge, is sending out rogue pharmaceutical spam, promising Viagra and the like.”