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Sonic Spy: Researchers Find Over 4000 Spying Android Apps

Sunday, August 13th, 2017 | Gadgets

The security company Lookout has discovered a new malware family for Android whose code is included in more than 4000 different apps. While most apps were distributed via alternative appstores and other channels, some of the apps were also found on Google Play.

According to Lookout, the apps Soniac, Hulk Messenger and Troy Chat were available in the Appstore; Soniac has been downloaded from 1000-5000 users. The app offered, according to the researchers, messaging services on a modified version of the controversial messenger Telegram.
The new malware family, the lookout Sonic Spy has given, can make sound recordings, make calls and send SMS. This allows attackers, for example, to call costly, controlled, special call numbers when users do not prevent them via their providers. In addition, the software should be able to transfer log data as well as information about WLAN access points.
Malware deletes its own icon
To conceal its own existence, the app's launcher icon is hidden after the installation and connects to the command-and-control infrastructure of the vendors. The address for this is Lookout arshad93.ddns [.] net: 2222. After the infection, another modified version of Telegram is installed by downloading and running a file named su.apk.
Google itself had recently discovered a new state-robotic family for Android. Users should pay close attention to the reputation of a provider, especially with alternative appstores. Google's own appstore also does not absolutely protect against malware, especially many games for children are often provided with malicious elements.

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