A new type of malware system on Android tricks users into downloading it by masquerading as an update. It was discovered by a security research firm Zimperium, Also discovered its existence some time ago. Once installed, the malware has access to a wealth of your private information such as your WhatsApp / SMS / Telegram inbox, bookmarks from your browser, pictures from your gallery and more. It’s very tricky to say malware notification along with the actual ones, which looks similar to what is displayed on some Android devices.
To make matters worse, the malware works in real time and sends information to the mothership every time new information is generated. It is stored on the device and transmitted regularly to the command center. This ensures that hackers always have access to the latest version of your phone data. There is no word on how many more devices will be affected by the said malware.
The System Update app is not available in the Google Play Store
As with most malicious software, users may need to manually click on it to start an infection. The eagle-eyed user will be able to spot the duplicate immediately, but this is not true for those with less technology. However, there is a break for users as the malware is not hosted in the Google Play Store. The ability to install applications from third-party repositories is disabled by default, so the operating system will not allow you to install malware if you opt out.
Re Writted By [Baji Infotech]