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New Android Malware Found with Full Range of Spying Capabilities


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Messaging apps vulnerable to the database theft include WhatsApp.

New Android malware finds sensitive information stored on infected devices and sends it to attacker-controlled servers, researchers say.

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Researchers have discovered a new advanced piece of Android malware that finds sensitive information stored on infected devices and sends it to attacker-controlled servers.

The app disguises itself as a system update that must be downloaded from a third-party store, researchers from security firm Zimperium said on Friday. In fact, it's a remote-access trojan that receives and executes commands from a command-and-control server. It provides a full-featured spying platform that performs a wide range of malicious activities.

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