This Android trojan called TangleBot is capable of taking any kind of permission from your smartphone, even impersonating you due to its advanced voice biometric identification capabilities.
This new Android trojan called TangleBot is affecting Android devices
There are so many Android devices in the world, this makes cybercriminals focus most of their attacks on these phones. Now researchers at Proofpoint have discovered a new malware in the form of a trojan called TangleBot that is capable of hijacking practically all kinds of information from your device.
While at the moment this malware is being seen in the United States and Canada, it cannot be ruled out that it will eventually spread to Europe as well, so you need to be very careful.
Similar to other trojans, it is distributed via text messages disguised as COVID-19 regulations, which makes users believe that they have been called.
If the user clicks on the link, they will be taken to a web page where they will be prompted to install an Adobe Flash update. Remember that Adobe stopped support for Flash in December 2020.
If the user is in a hurry and not particularly attentive to what’s going on, he/she might install the malware.
And is that this Trojan can infiltrate completely in our device by controlling the microphone audio, the camera video, can access all our browsers history, access the collection of passwords, extract data from SMS activity, can modify any configuration setting of the phone, and even see our GPS location data.
TangleBot is a type of malware that has the ability to record everything you do on your computer, as well as monitor your activities and steal your data. Keylogging is especially worrying since it will know precisely every one of your passwords.
Another worrying aspect is that the Trojan can make calls without your permission.
That’s why, if you receive an SMS link or an email with a suspicious URL, you should never click on it. Using antivirus software is also always recommended.