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Android malware that can erase devices remotely being used in attacks

February 16, 2016 - Uncategorized

There’s a piece of Android malware currently being used to launch attacks on handsets that, if successful, can result in the full wipe of a device. According to Heimdal Security, a message being sent to random phone numbers around the world will give attackers complete control of a device if you click on the included link. It tries to get you to click by saying you have a new MMS message that needs to be downloaded. The malware had been identified as ‘Mazar Android BOT’ and it silently retrieves and installs TOR on the victim’s phone via a legitimate Tor…

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