19 Jul Researchers Warn New Android Malware GhostCtrl Can Control Devices and Steal Data
According to news last Monday, researchers from IT security firm Trend Micro discovered an Android malware that hackers use to steal data and even control video and audio settings on a device.
The GhostCtrl malware is known to have 3 versions: the first was able to steal information, and the second had additional functions for hijacking. The third version is the latest with all the capabilities of the previous versions, including access to mobile camera and audio function.
The most alarming feature of GhostCtrl is its capability to pull off real-time surveillance on victims. Attackers don’t just have access to private texts, browser history, and location, but can now also observe and hear what users are doing as long as they use their phones.
Trend Micro advises users to regularly update their devices, and for companies to implement stricter download authorizations to stop the malware infection.
Source: ZD Net