A program masquerading as Walk and Text has appeared on several file sharing sites. The real Walk and Text is a messaging program that superimposes its display on a camera view of the real world, with the idea of avoiding embarrassing collisions and other mishaps. The app sells for â‚¬1.09 ($A1.49).
The bogus program seems designed to cause rather than avoid embarrassment, as it sends an SMS to everyone in the phone's contact list, reading "Hey,just downlaoded a pirated App off the Internet, Walk and Text for Android. Im stupid and cheap, it costed only 1 buck.Don't steal like I did!"
At the same time, it sends the user's name, phone number and other information to a remote server.
It finally taunts the user with the message: "Application Not Licensed. We really hope you learned something from this. Check your phone bill;) Oh and dont forget to buy the App from the Market".
Symantec officials suggested this was the first example of mobile malware to deliver "disciplinary justice".