Finally, we can say that we have significant enough market share for malware makers to pay attention to us. Only in this case it is not malware for Android, but malware for Linux distributions for the desktop.
Hand of Thief is a banking Trojan developed in Russia that was successfully tested on 15 distributions including Ubuntu, Debian and Fedora and on 8 desktop environments (GNOME and KDE included obviously) and can be sneaked into any browser (including Firefox and Chrome)
And what evils does he do? A banking Trojan is like a keylogger designed to detect string patterns. Steal cookies, collect computer and browsing data even using HTTPS, and block infected machines from accessing sites that offer security updates. What is not clear is how it manages to infect its victims (they speak of links and form grabbing, but a specific path or vulnerability is not specified).
It is also mentioned that malware can be sold (as if it were software for everyday use) in certain underground forums for 2000 dollars, a fairly high price compared to the price paid for malware for Windows, but reasonable considering the ease of compromising Windows .