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Malware Blurs Line Between Banking Trojan and Surveillance

January 23, 2023

An improved Android banking Trojan dubbed Hook by security researchers is capable of taking remote control of mobile device, contributing to the growing overlap between surveillance malware and financial fraud.

The Trojan, which analysis by Danish cybersecurity firm ThreatFabric characterizes as an improved version of existing the Ermac Trojan, is able to perform “full attack chain from infection to fraudulent transaction.”

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