Hero Rat is targetting your android devices

July 3rd, 2018 by Stephen Jones Leave a reply »

HeroRat, a nasty new Android remote access Trojan (RAT) is capable of giving anyone GUI-based control over an infected device.

It is spreading via third-party app stores and messaging services and can take complete control of infected devices. Currently the main target region seems to be Iran. It uses offers, like free Bitcoin, to trick users into downloading it, at which point it says it will not work on the affected system before apparently “uninstalling” itself. Instead it deletes its icon and registers itself with the attacker as a newly accessible device

Hero Rat relies on traditional methods to infect Android devices. Users are advised to install apps only from official sources, to keep update anti-malware software, and to always check app permissions.

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