Tuesday, August 16, 2022

First Android malware targeting PCs uncovered?

Kaspersky Labs technicians have discovered an Android malware on Google Play which appears to have been designed not to attack its host smart phone but rather any PC that the device connects to.

The security software company said the malware is disguised as a memory-killer utility. Users who download it end up with three malware files.

A PC that connects to the infected phone while in USB emulation mode and with Windows Autorun on, will get hit by a backdoor attack.

Kasperky Labs said the primary purpose of the malware is to record any audio detected by the PC’s microphone. It save this to a file and later uploads that to a server using an encrypted format.

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