Android under attack by TangleBot. This malware not only steals data

Android under attack by TangleBot. This malware not only steals data

Android users must watch out for the next wave of attacks using TangleBot software. Scammers send fake SMS messages encouraging you to visit crafted links. As a result, the smartphone can be infected.

The threat that describes Threatpost currently affects Android users in Canada and the US, but the scammer’s method may also be adopted in other markets. The mechanism is very simple and consists in directing the victim to a crafted website . There, you have to encourage her to click a button, which will download and install the TangleBot malware.

In this case, the attackers use the subject of the coronavirus, and on the prepared page alleged need to update Flash Player (which, by the way, is a surprisingly misguided idea due to the fact that its support was quit many months ago). If the victim believes the stories presented and infects the smartphone, TangleBot can do a lot of damage: take over data, read SMSs, and even control specific applications .

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