Cybersecurity experts have warnedd of a new Android malware capable of taking over the target endpoint(opens in new tab) and using it to steal data, exfiltrate personally identifiable information (PII), and make financial transactions.
Discovered by researchers at security firm ThreatFabric, the malware is called Hook, and can be bought on the dark web.
In its report(opens in new tab), the ThreatFabric team note that Hook is essentially a banking trojan. Code-wise, it seems to be quite similar to Ermac, another popular trojan, and even shares numerous features with the infamous malware. However, there are a few standout features, including the use of VNC (virtual network computing) to take over the mobile device.