A new malware has been detected that affects both Android and iOS devices, Google has already given the warning and you better be careful.
Malware is current. In recent weeks, a huge number of these elements have been detected in both Android mobile devices and those running the Apple operating system. What happens is that, normally, these programs do not affect both platforms at the same time.
Yes, there are cases in which the attacks are generated to any device. But in general, both malware and spyware tend to stay confined to the walls of the operating system for which it was created. Now one has just been discovered that can indiscriminately attack both devices.
The report has been developed by the Google research group and Wired has echoed this vulnerability. At the moment what is known is that it would have been developed by RCS Labs. On Android the malware would be called Hermit and on iOS it would still not have a name.
Its importance would be quite drastic since this malware would be intended to steal all the information that people have stored on their devices and, above all, bank details in order to later be able to access accounts and carry out transactions. The way it would infect devices is by masquerading as another app.
The investigations carried out by the Google team have been quite conclusive and, in fact, this new malware is pretending to be the My Vodafone application of the telecommunications company Vodafone. Come on, I would be completely supplanting this application and, logically, stealing all the credentials of the users who enter.
Interesting and quite remarkable is the fact that this application would have to be installed by users who, being clueless enough, would embed a malicious application on their mobile device. What happens is in specific situations this would not be the case and it would have taken a step above.
What has been seen in Google’s research is that, in some cases, theThe attackers would have completely cut the Internet connection of some users and would have sent an SMS with a link to the fraudulent application so that they can download it without this generating any type of suspicion.
There is no solution in sight yet and, in fact, it may be difficult to find one. At the moment there are only recommendations such as installing applications that are within the Play Store and, in the event that they do not seem reliable, it is best not to install them directly in order to avoid any type of problem.