A new Android malware rediscovered perform a series of dangerous activities, including displaying advertisements without the user’s knowledge, send a message to any number, so the botnet to subscribe to a paid service.
Not only that, this malware is also capable of taking over the smartphone and uses it to mine crypto currency (digital currency).
Terrible, cryptocurrency mine capability is potentially damaging to the physical smartphone when already infected.
Reported by Ars Technica, Wednesday (20/12/2017), named Trojan.AndroidOS.Loapi malware hidden in applications that are distributed to a third party app store, ads in the browser, and SMS text message spam
Discovered by a team of researchers at Kaspersky Lab malware, dubbed the “jack of all trades” must be vigilant because of its ability to vary.
One of the most prominent capability, Loapi application contains a module that can be mined Monero, a new type of digital currency Bitcoin or less well known than other digital money.
With this module malware writers can ‘produce’ new coins with electric sucking and forcing the hardware performance of the infected smartphone.
In an experiment conducted by Kaspersky Lab research team, the smartphone battery is infected with malware Loapi for two days until they swell.