But insecurity outfit McAfee, meanwhile, discovered an app that did many of the same things as the Jay-Z app, but instead protested against President Obama. The app was supposed to replace the wallpaper on the infected device with an altered image of President Obama. It then includes satiric nods to reports of mass NSA surveillance, as revealed by whistleblower Edward Snowden.
McAfee wrote in a blog post that the malware app functions identically to the legit app. But in the in the background, the malware sends info about the infected device to an external server every time the phone restarts. The malware then attempts to download and install additional packages.