India is Top of The List Of Countries which is Affected By Dangerous Android Malware

Posted On 05-January-2019 08:37 PM IST
India is Top of The List Of Countries which is Affected By Dangerous Android Malware
Anathor incident Android users Beware Trend Micro discovered what appeared to be genuine apps on Google Play Store but in reality, they were malicious spyware detected as ANDROIDOS_MOBSTSPY (dubbed MobSTSPY), collecting information from users. Some of the apps has been downloaded over 10 thousands users worldwide. As part of that malware, Trend Mirco was investigated this game called Flappy Birr Dog, in addition the apps like FlashLight, HZPermis Pro Arabe, Win7imulator, Win7Launcher and Flappy Bird. At the time of writing this, none of these apps is available to download on Google Play Store.

MobSTSPY threatening user privacy. Once you installed on your phone, it can steal location data, call logs, SMS conversations and more. MobSTSPY Firebase Cloud Messaging to send all this stolen information to its server. MobSTSPY activates his work of stolan after users launch the malicious app on his / her phone. It first checks your phone's network availability and then reads and analyses an XML configuration file from its command-and-control (C&C) server.

It then goes to steal certain device information such as its registered country, package name, device manufacturer, in addition to user's email ID, user ID, location and so much more. Once the information is shared to C&C server, more commands are awaited from C&C server through Firebase Cloud Messaging. Depending on these commands, it can steal SMS conversations, contact lists, files, location, call logs etc.