Android users, Malware which works on motion detection may steal your data
Malware is out to get you. It’s a sad and unfortunate truth: regardless of your device, becoming infected with malware is a very real possibility when software installation is involved. For a long time, malware was isolated to Windows due to its dominance in the computer market, eventually moving on to infect Mac and Linux computers (to a lesser degree). Now, malware presents a threat to mobile devices, including Android.
Getting detected by security researchers is the biggest nightmare for these malware creators, who ultimately find a way to disable them. And to the easiest way to detect malware is to get them deployed in a sandbox environment instead of a real person’s smartphone. However, with malware getting sophisticated to avoid detection, a new type of malware apps has been discovered by security researchers at Trend Micro, which only deploys the payload (a Trojan in this case) when the smartphone moves. “Currency Converter” and “BatterySaverMobi”, are the two apps according to a report Trend Micro.
How does this malware work?
This malware works on motion detection principle. If the malware is able to get motion sensor information from the victim’s smartphone, it means that the malware has been installed in the smartphone. However, if its motion is not detected the app works as normal and remains undetected. Anubis Trojan is the payload that it deploys on motion detection.
The good news is that it is the user who can protect his information from being stolen because these apps ask for an upgrade and only after the user selects upgrade it, the Trojan is installed which can then steal banking information and personal data.
With data violations, frauds increasing day by day be aware of these malicious apps and ensure that you don’t talk prey to them