Carlos Castillo is a mobile malware researcher at McAfee, where he specializes in the analysis of mobile threats and ...
Recently the same attack has been easily ported to one of the most popular mobile platforms: Android. Anonymous social network accounts promote the new attack in Latin America as “LOIC para Android by Alfred”:
By “easily” ported I mean that it is not necessary to have any programming skills to create the Android application because it was generated with a free online service that creates Android apps with just a URL, HTML code, or a document (DOC or PDF). In this case, the attack was created with only the URL of a specific pastehtml website that has a JavasScript version of LOIC to perform a DoS attack against the Argentinian government. The attack is part of the operation #opargentina, run by an Anonymous cell in South America. Once the tool is downloaded and installed, the following icon appears in the applications menu:
Creating Android applications that perform DoS attacks is now easy: It requires only the URL of an active web LOIC–and zero programming skills–thanks to automated online tools. Because the application’s purpose is simply to display any website on an Android system, we classify this hack tool a potentially unwanted program (PUP). If you have enabled PUP detection (our default setting), then McAfee Mobile Security for Android will detect this tool as Android/DIYDoS.