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Watch out for the Android malware that snoops on your phone

July 21, 2017

Android users have a new strain of malware to worry about – one that sits in the background of infected devices and causes all kinds of trouble.

SophosLabs detects it as Andr/Dropr-FH, but others are calling it GhostCtrl. On the surface, it looks like a variant of OmniRAT, a remote admin tool for Android devices that’s available to the public. The damage this version can do includes:

Monitoring text messages, contacts, call logs, location, phone numbers and browsing history.

Logging the version of Android it infects, along with the battery level and Bluetooth details.

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