Warning: Beware of Fake Angry Birds Space Versions

Zoe Fox

There's a fake version of Angry Birds Space in Google Play (formerly known as the Android Marketplace), containing infectious malware. Rovio warns users not to be fooled.

"As you get ready to pop pigs in zero gravity, watch out for fake versions of Angry Birds Space, and make sure to download safe by getting the official game from Rovio," the mobile game maker wrote in a blog post.

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The malicious download is a functional version of Angry Birds Space that gains access to your phone using a Trojan horse called Andr/KongFu-L, according to web security firm Sophos. The cybercriminals behind the fake game can direct your phone to any website, once you've installed their Trojan.

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Be sure to only download the official version of the game to avoid infecting your phone. The official version of Angry Birds Space in Google Play is not affected.

Angry Birds Space, the latest edition of the popular mobile gaming saga, was released March 22 for Android, iOS, Macs and PCs. It was downloaded 10 million times in just three days. The original version of Angry Birds is the most popular download of all time, having reached the 500 million milestone in November 2011.

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Angry Birds Intro

The Angry Birds, with all new characters, are blasting off in pursuit of their piggy foe.

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This story originally published on Mashable here.