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several Android malware allows hackers to remotely access smartphones. These programs allow attackers to control and access your phone data. Hook is one of the new malware of the ecosystem Android is developed by the hackers behind the BlackRock and ERMAC Android banking viruses; A tool that offers a new way to remotely interact and access files stored on the device’s memory.
BlackRock’s malware made it possible to steal money and passwords for users’ banking apps, and ERMAC stole contact information, bank IDs, and wallets. It targets cryptocurrency. These programs were published in the Google Play store and therefore infected hundreds of thousands of Android phones.
Dutch cybersecurity company ThreatFabric says the method used in the new Android malware is very unique and offers all the features of previous malware. However, the main feature of these malwares is the ability to control the victim’s device. These tools also make remote access available to hackers.
Using a simple command, hackers turn malware into a file manager tool that can be used to access specific files on target users’ Android phones. This tool also provides access to WhatsApp messages and hackers can even send messages to others on behalf of their target phone.
The Hook malware has so far affected users in the United States, Australia, Poland, Canada, Turkey, the United Kingdom, Spain, France, Italy, and Portugal, and is mostly focused on banking applications.
The Google Play Store has repeatedly served as a platform for the spread of malware, and it seems that its security measures cannot prevent the spread of these tools. New Android malware was first detected by SecneurX security experts. They have also announced the list of applications infected with various viruses.