Rooting Malware Is Back for Mobile

Rooting Malware Is Back for Mobile

In the last few years, as the Android ecosystem grows, a malware that is widely distributed and destructive has become rare. But this does not mean that it is not yet a threat.

By definition, the malware is very dangerous because it can get special access to the Android operating system. This allows malware to grant additional permissions, modify system settings and install other malware, steps that generally require user interaction.

Armed with these invading controls, the threatening actors can launch targeted criminal attacks to steal sensitive information, steal sensitive data needed to compromise user accounts or perform surveillance.

Recently, the Lookout Threat Lab unveiled the first widespread campaign of malware in five years.

Read More: threatpost

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