Know How Can Your Facebook, WhatsApp And Other Android Apps Can Be Hacked!

The security researchers at Palo Alto Network have found a Malware software which has the ability to hack more than 40 known apps.  The researchers have guessed that malware is circulating via compromised wireless networks of the Chinese users.

Here’s How Your Facebook, WhatsApp And Other Android Apps Can Be Hacked!

We all know that all around the world WnnaCry and Petya Ransomware have put many of the computers at risk. And now we can see that even our mobile phones are not safe.

Recently we got news about the CopyCar Malware which affected over 14 million devices in the whole world. By doing this the authors of the CopyCat malware has earned 1.5 million dollars by showing fraudulent ads.

Now, again the researchers at Palo Alto Network have got another malware software which can hack more than 40 popular apps.


The good news for us is, the researchers said that the Malware with the name SpyDealer is not been able to stab Google Play Store to spread. The researchers guessed that Malware is flowing with compromised wireless network of Chinese users.

The SpyDealer malware has the different capability like exfiltrating private data from more than 40 popular apps. The targeted apps are Facebook, WhatsApp, Skype, WeChat, Line, QQ, Viber, Tango, Firefox Browser, Telegram, Sina Weibo, Tencent Weibo, Android Native Browser, Open Brower, QQ Mail, NetEase Mail, Taobao, and Baidu Net Disk.

SpyDealer malware mistreats the popular Baidu Easy Root app to gain the root privileges and ill-treats the Android Accessibility Service features to get messages from 40 popular apps. It also records the IMEI, SMS, Contacts, WiFi information, Call History and other personal details saved in the mobile phone.

Malware can also control the device by using UDP, TCP and SMS channels. It can even record phone calls without the user knowing and can take photos as well. So, SpyDealer malware has a complete control over your device.

As per the latest reports, the 1046 samples of SpyDealer malware has discovered and the malware is yet active. For more details, you can visit the detailed article by Palo Alto Networks.

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