Hackers spreading malicious coronavirus apps to take over Android devices: Check Point

Hackers spreading malicious coronavirus apps to take over Android devices: Check Point

Amid the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, hackers are spreading malware to Android devices through apps disguised as coronavirus apps.

According to Check Point Research, these malicious apps are designed to take control of Android devices through a remote shell, giving them access to calls, SMS, calendar, files, contacts, microphone, camera and write, add and send privileges.

The researchers discovered 16 different malicious apps in Coronavirus-related domains and not the official Google Play Store. Interestingly, some of these apps were created with Metasploit, a free tool anyone can use to build bad apps in just 15 minutes. (ANI)

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