New Android Trojan SpyNote leaks on underground forums
A new and potent Android Trojan has been leaked on several underground forums, making it available for free to less resourceful cybercriminals who are now likely to use it in attacks.
The Trojan app is called SpyNote and allows hackers to steal users’ messages and contacts, listen in on their calls, record audio using the device’s built-in microphone, control the device camera, make rogue calls and more.
According to researchers from Palo Alto Networks, SpyNote does not require root access to a device, but does prompt users for a long list of permissions on installation. The Trojan can also update itself and install other rogue applications on the device.