This Android Malware Combines Keylogger, Ransomware, And Banking Trojan
This Android Malware Combines Keylogger, Ransomware, And Banking Trojan

We all know very well that the Android mobile operating system is one of the main targets of hackers, this is because it is also the most widely used system in the world. However, now according to the latest reports, recently security researchers have discovered a severe Android malware that combines keylogger, ransomware and banking trojan.

This Android Malware Combines Keylogger, Ransomware, And Banking Trojan

The Android mobile operating system is one of the main targets of hackers, this is because it is also the most widely used system in the world. Malware for this operating system is what is not lacking there but recently security researchers have discovered activity of MysteryBot, a powerful malware that also has a keylogger, ransomware, and trojan features.

If you have an Android, you better watch out!

There is new malware that will surely plague users with Android devices. It’s called MysteryBot. This malware is not only a Banking Trojan but also features keylogger and ransomware which makes it extremely powerful.

The MysteryBot for Android was recently discovered by researchers at ThreatFabric, who initially considered it to be just another improved version of LokiBot. After more detailed analysis, they quickly concluded that although based on LokiBot and probably also developed by the same cybercriminals, it has been completely improved and has gained a new name.

“During the investigation of its network activity, we found out that MysteryBot and LokiBot Android banker are both running on the same C&C server. Malware is either an update to Lokibot, or another banking trojan developed by the same actor.”

Here are some MysteryBot features:-

  • CallToNumber: Ability to connect with the contacts we have in the list
  • Contacts: Get contact information
  • ForwardCall: Forward Calls
  • Keylogg: Registration of everything that is written in the system
  • Screenlock: Possibility to encrypt files
  • Send_spam: Sending SPAM
  • dell_sms: Delete SMS

MysteryBot is ready to attack smartphones with Android 7.x or Android 8.x. According to some information, certain features of this malware still do not work in full, as is the case of keylogger.

Stay tuned for the permissions requested by the apps and get them only from the official Android apps store.

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