This new malware makes no distinctions and steals data from both Android and iOS mobiles | Technology
A new malware has been detected that affects both Android and iOS devices, Google has already given notice and you better be careful.
The malware is up to date. In recent weeks, a large number of these elements have been detected on both Android mobile devices and those running the Apple operating system. The thing is that, normally, these programs do not affect both platforms at the same time.
Yes, there are cases in which the attacks are generated to any device. But in general, both malware and spyware tend to stay confined to the walls of the operating system they were created for. Now one has just been discovered that can attack both devices indiscriminately.
The report has been developed by the Google research group and has been wired to those who have echoed this vulnerability. At the moment what is known is that it would have been developed by RCS Labs. On Android the malware would be called Hermit and on iOS it would still be nameless.
Its importance would be quite drastic since this malware would be intended to steal all the information that people have stored on their devices and, above all, bank details in order to later be able to access accounts and carry out transactions. The way it would infect devices is by masquerading as another app.
The investigations carried out by the Google team have been quite conclusive and, in fact, this new malware masquerades as the My Vodafone application of the Vodafone telecommunications company. Come on, that would be completely supplanting this application and, logically, stealing all the credentials of the users who enter.
Interesting and quite remarkable is the fact that this application would have to be installed by users who, being clueless enough, would embed a malicious application on their mobile device. What happens is that in specific situations it would not be like that and a step would have been taken.
What has been seen in Google’s investigation is that, in some cases, the attackers have completely cut off the Internet connection of some users and have sent an SMS with a link to the fraudulent application so that they can download it without this generating no kind of suspicion.
There is no solution in sight yet and, in fact, it may be difficult to find one. At the moment there are only recommendations such as installing applications that are within the Play Store and, in the event that they do not seem reliable, it is better not to install them directly to avoid any type of problem.