VANCOUVER (NEWS1130) – Viruses appear to be the next threat for your smartphone; there are reports the attacks have already begun.

Symantec has released a report about an infected application on Google’s Android platform, saying unknown hackers are creating copycat apps, loaded with malicious commands, and releasing them on unofficial download sites.

They are said to be a lot more sophisticated than anything we’ve seen in the past; they can send out text messages, show ads and launch any website.

Symantec says virus threats have mostly targeted the Android users.