As people begin to use their cell phones for more than just calling and texting, such as playing games and streaming movies, hackers have begun to find ways to exploit this applications to be able to steal information from users. Currently there is a Netflix mobile app that is currently circulating, that though look like the legit Netflix app, in fact is a Trojan that steals your account information.
According to a Symantec blog post the fake app with ask you to login with your account information, after doing so will send your information to a remote server and then display a message on your cell phone that there is an incompatibility issue and then attempts to uninstall itself.
Even though it is unclear what the hackers plans to do with this information, seeing that Netflix is a movie streaming application and on the website it only shows the last four digits of credit card numbers, it is hard to say what they will use this information for. Now though for those people out their that use the same information to login into every website with, same email address as your username and same password for everything, with this information that the hacker stole he could figure out other sites you travel to and use those credentials to log in and presume your identity on those sites.
The problem that Symantec said with the Netflix app and why it was such a great target for this exploit was because there was such a gap in availability earlier in the year, combined with the large interest of users attempting to get the popular service running on their Android device, this created the perfect cover for Android.Fakeneflic to run. This should be said people should be careful where they get their apps and download them from trusted sources only, and have antivirus and anti-malware on their devices as well. There is a picture above that shows the real Netflix app and the fake Netflix app.