The “Android Update” that’s actually Malware

Researchers at Zimperium zLabs have discovered a sophisticated Android app that masquerades as a software update. It appears to be an update for the Android mobile operating system (OS), but it actually exfiltrates data about users and their mobile devices. This malware is similar to other Android apps that Google discovered in its Play Store during early March 2021, which infect target applications with Trojan horse tools like AlienBot and mRAT. These apps included a barcode scanner, recorder and virtual private network (VPN) service.

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