The “sophisticated” malware for Android has been “unleashed”. Identified by the company specializes in cyber security Kaspersky, the Trojan “Backdoor.AndroidOS.Obad.a” is a threat virtually impossible to be eliminated. The virus is very dangerous both for those who are infected and for the contacts of that affected person.

The malware installs itself not only on the device itself but can send malicious files to nearby devices via Bluetooth and remotely perform commands in console smartphone. It can send SMS to premium-rate numbers, download other malware and install them on the infected device.

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Once the malware is installed, it instantly tries to obtain Device Administrator privileges and That’s when user’s nightmare begins.

  • “One feature of this Trojan is that the malicious application cannot be deleted once it has gained administrator privileges: by exploiting a previously unknown Android vulnerability, the malicious application enjoys extended privileges, but is not listed as an application with Device Administrator privileges,” said Kaspersky Lab Expert Roman Unuchek.

Kesparkey expert said that Google has already been informed about current vulnerability and Backdoor.AndroidOS.Obad.a, hoping that it will be able to patch it before its too late. At this very moment, good news is that his trojan is that it’s not very widespread.

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Waqas

Waqas Amir is a Milan-based cybersecurity journalist with a passion for covering latest happenings in cyber security and tech world. In addition to being the founder of this website, Waqas is also into gaming, reading and investigative journalism.