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Android Virus Can Spy on Users in A Way You’ve Never Seen Before
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Android Virus Can Spy on Users in A Way You’ve Never Seen Before
17 January 2018, 11:50 am

The Android ecosystem is constantly under attack from new forms of malware, and now security experts at Kaspersky discovered a virus that can spy on users in a completely new way as compared to known cyber-infections.

Skygofree, which was named after one of the domains it used for compromising devices, has been around since at least 2014, Kaspersky says, despite signs of the infection being discovered late last year.

Skygofree typically waits for victims on fake mobile operator websites, as malicious actors disguised the malware as an update to the pre-installed apps that are typically shipped on smartphones purchased from carriers. Skygofree-infected apps promise to offer faster Internet speed, trying to trick visitors into downloading them.

“If a user swallows the bait and downloads the Trojan, it displays a notification that setup is supposedly in progress, conceals itself from the user,... (read more)

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