Android users should be aware that there is a dangerous new banking app malware that specifically attacks Android devices.called malware needle, Targeting thousands of people across the United States
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what does the hook do?
ThreatFabric security researchers were able to uncover information about this malware. needle Allows hackers to remotely take over personal Android smartphones. It can do this by hijacking the phone using virtual network computing, sending virtual swipe him gestures, scrolling, taking screenshots and simulating key presses.
needle was detected by ThreatFabric researchers to be a variant of Ermac, one of the most commonly detected malware families. Not only does it take over the device completely, needle It can also act as a file manager, display or download images to your phone, and even steal files using existing Android APIs (also known as application programming interfaces).
Who is Hook targeting?
needle primarily targets users in the top 10 countries. The top three are the United States, Spain and Australia. It also targets many popular apps.
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One of the most common tricks is the “open WhatsApp” command. This will open his WhatsApp, a messaging app, allowing the malware to log in and send messages.
This way it spreads malware to other users and creates a disastrous domino effect.Full list of targeted apps needle Mentioned at the bottom of ThreatFabric’s report.
How can I prevent this from happening to me?
To prevent this kind of malware from hijacking your Android device, you should take some steps.
- Do not download apps from external sources: If the app you’re looking at isn’t directly from the Google Play Store, don’t bother downloading it.
- Beware of accessibility: hooks is another type of malware that relies on accessibility service permissions to function.Always be careful about the permissions you grant to apps
- Install antivirus software. Installing antivirus software on your device is the best way to prevent any kind of malware intrusion. Click the magnifying glass icon at the top of my website and search CyberGuy.com for “Best Antivirus” to see my full list of the best antivirus protection for Windows, Mac, Android, and iOS devices. Read our expert reviews.
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