Caution! Android Malware Is Able To Reset The Factory Smartphone After Stealing Money

Results of the Study found earlier this week to uncover malware Android banking has evolved, has a new feature that alarming, including the ability to reset the factory smartphone after stealing the money of the User.

The Malware in question is called BRATA, short for “Brazil Remote Access Tool Android.” In accordance with the name of which is owned, the case was initially emerged in Brazil a few years ago but has since spread to many other parts of the world.

The results of research from the security firm Cleafy uncover that the latest version of the malware, first discovered in December, has a number of additional features which give a better profit to the criminals.

Technically, the BRATA is a banking trojan, that is designed to steal money from apps banking or other financial services. This is also a RAT (remote access tool), which is the general term of the progarm that can be mengaksesdari remotely on the device. RAT is typically used by criminals to spread malware.

Malware developers BRATA known to use fake app that trojan to infiltrate into your Android smartphone unk access banking. The application can be traded to Google Play or the site is legitimate other, where they then ensnare the user who is easily deceived.

After the application is downloaded, they ask for permission annoying that allows the operators of the malware to get close access to the user's device. Trojan often come with keyloggers and spyware capabilities of the other.

Using the trojan, the villain will actually spread the fake login page to the user's mobile phone, which then allows them to harvest the login credentials to the account of e-banking. But a factory reset has also been witnessed at the time of application trojan BRATA installed in a virtual environment. This is interesting, because researchers usually will install malicious programs in a virtual environment to study it safely.

Version BRATA before had been witnessed in the U.S., and the latest version recently seen targeting banking institutions in the United kingdom, Poland, and Italy, the researchers wrote.

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