If you want to see the controversial Sony movie "The Interview," you should go to the theater or download it from a reliable source like Google Play. If not, you could end up with a dangerous virus on your smartphone.
Researchers at Technische Universität Darmstadt and the Centre for Advanced Security Research Darmstadt and McAfee have found a "The Interview" app for Android gadgets that actually carries the dangerous Android/Badaccents banking Trojan that sends your info to a server in China.
You might think downloading a bootleg copy of the movie will save you money. That's definitely not the case if you get a Trojan virus that steals your banking information.
The researchers found that Android gadgets in North Korea are likely not at risk because the Trojan won't infect gadgets made by Samjiyon and Arirang, two companies that sell their products in the country. That's likely because North Korean users are unlikely to have bank accounts at the banks the hackers are targeting.
Android users in other countries appear to be fair game. The Trojan has already infected 20,000 gadgets, according to the researchers.
When it comes to downloading illegal movies, just don't. It's illegal and the easiest way to get your gadget infected with malware.