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SpyDealer Malware Hacks Your Facebook, WhatsApp, Web Browser, And Other Android Apps

SpyDealer Malware Hacks Your Facebook, WhatsApp, Web Browser, And Other Android Apps

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A few days ago I told you about the CopyCat malware for Android smartphone that infected about 14 million devices and the malware authors earned about $1.5 million via fraudulent ads. Now, the security researchers at Palo Alto Network have identified a malware that has the power to hack 40 or more social media accounts. Before going ahead and tell you the details of the malware, let me inform you that this malware, called SpyDealer, affects only the Android versions between 4.4 KitKat and 2.2 Froyo. These users account for about 25% of the total Android users, i.e., 500 million. What does SpyDealer malware do? SpyDealer has advanced capabilities like exfiltrating data private data from more than 40 popular apps. The list of the targeted apps includes the following: WeChat, Face...