It’s not uncommon for malware to have capabilities that protects itself. This usually consists of routines that help keep it hidden. One particular mobile malware caught our attention with its unique combination that makes its attack stealthy, and it has the capability to locks a user’s device. A similar routine was reported previously in our entry on Operation Emmental in terms of locking the victim’s phone. However, this new malware does so as a failsafe and without the use of external commands.Read More
Android malware creators have recently been mixing business with play. We found two malicious gaming apps that were published on Google Play and are capable of rooting Android devices. If the apps Brain Test and RetroTetris ring a bell, better check your devices.
RetroTetris can be installed in Android versions starting from 2.3 Gingrebread while Brain Test can be installed in versions starting from 2.2 Froyo. Brain Test has been removed from Google Play since September 24. Meanwhile, we have informed the Google Play security team about the RetroTetris app and are awaiting their response.Read More
Following news that iOS devices are at risk of spyware related to the Hacking Team, the saga continues into the Android sphere. We found that among the leaked files is the code for Hacking Team’s open-source malware suite RCSAndroid (Remote Control System Android), which was sold by the company as a tool for monitoring targets….Read More
Mobile threats are reaching new heights today and the Android platform is becoming a favorite of attackers. Google made the Android platform as “open” as possible and released application development documentations, source codes, and SDKs for anyone to see. Becoming an Android developer is quite easy—one just needs to pay a US$25 registration fee and he/she…Read More