- Adaptable, All-in-One Android Trojan Shows the Future of Malware
Adaptable, All-in-One Android Trojan Shows the Future of Malware
silversurfer > 10-11-2018, 06:37 PM
Quote:A new Android trojan, dubbed “GPlayed” has been identified by researchers who said the malware is both extremely dangerous and could herald a new and very dangerous age for malicious code, according to Cisco Talos researchers. You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login to view.
The trojan has all of the capabilities of a banking trojan as well as harboring deep cyber-espionage tools, researchers said. But it really stands out because it has been engineered to adapt after it’s deployed. According to Cisco Talos, cyberattackers can remotely load plugins, inject scripts and even compile new .NET code that can be executed.
“This trojan is highly evolved in its design,” wrote Vitor Ventura, senior security researcher a Talos Security at Cisco, in a posting Thursday on the trojan. “It has modular architecture implemented in the form of plugins, or it can receive new .NET source code, which will be compiled on the device in runtime. The plugins can be added in runtime, or they can be added as a package resource at packaging time. This means that the authors or the operators can add capabilities without the need to recompile and upgrade the trojan package on the device.”
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