watch out for this virus which steals all your personal data!

published by Noemie Penot on Apr 07, 2021 at 6:05 PM

If you are the owner of a smartphone Android, you should be extra careful. Indeed, a virus currently circulating in the form of a update.

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A virus masquerades as an update

This article is for all owners of an Android smartphone. If a message appears, asking you to start an update, it is most likely a virus that is currently attacking the phone with this operating system. This malware, this malicious program, is undetectable once installed.

It attacks the data of people present in the phone. It allows pirates to grab the personal data, and especially the most recent. It can also take control of the device. The virus was identified by cybersecurity researchers Zimperium, a company specializing in cell phone security.

Malware that steals data

The malicious virus gives the possibility to hackers to steal multiple data. Messages, contacts, browsing history, favorites, call logs, photos, videos. He can have access to most of your life. Even more disturbingly, it is also capable of recording telephone conversations, activating the microphone, taking pictures from a distance and geolocate the owner of the smartphone!

Shridar Mittal, CEO of Zimperium, confirmed the dangerousness of this virus: “ It is by far the most sophisticated malware you have seen. I think it took a lot of time and effort to create this app. We think there is other similar applications in nature and we do everything to find them “. However, the origin of the virus is currently unknown.

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