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New Android Malware Lets Hackers Spy on Users, Steal Their Data
10 July 2017, 9:18 am

A new form of Android malware has been spotted online, with some 25 percent of devices running Google’s mobile operating system said to be fully exposed.

SpyDealer is a Trojan detected by the researchers over at Palo Alto Networks, who revealed that once an Android device is infected, a hacker can do basically anything he wants, including spying on users and stealing personal data and from apps like Facebook, Skype, and WhatsApp.

While it’s not yet clear how it manages to infect a device, security experts say SpyDealer is certainly not bundled into Google Play Store apps, so there’s a good chance it’s injected in other popular apps available in third-party stores.

Stealing data from infected Android phones

Once it compromises a device, SpyDealer attempts to gain root privileges with exploits in an app called Baidu Easy Root, which cou... (read more)

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