Android: a new threat called Dendroid!
Dendroid: this is the nickname of a new threat that concerns the Android ecosystem.
This is known. Given its open-source nature and because it is mobile OS (and not only) the most used in the world, Android is a prime target for malware and malicious people of all kinds.
Previously, we have already mentioned the presence of malware in some of these applications. apk that you can find on the internet , outside of Play Official Store. For indeed, these files can contain malicious codes. These can then allow hackers to perform actions not really desired, without your knowledge.
On his blog, Symantec reported the existence of a new toolkit for hackers claiming “offer several features that have never been seen before” .
More specifically, it is a Remote Administration Tool, or RAT, which allows hackers to remotely control terminals victims.
Last year, a software called AndroRAT was a lot of talk. Since then, many variations have emerged. And among those with the most talked about on the “underground forums,” there would Dendroid.
A whole “underground” market
According to Symantec, which provides that the new solution is called “Soccer”. Using Dendroid pays off. It evokes a price of 300 dollars, we can pay using means peer-to-peer as Bitcoin.
It is an HTML administration tool, with panels and sophisticated interface. The offer includes the “Binder”, the element that will allow corrupting APK files, then this is the administration tool to control the infected terminals. To this is added / 24 7 support, good marketing!
What a hacker can do on your Android smartphone infected
Among the features of Dendroid described by Symantec, there is the ability to delete call history, call a number or record telephone discussions. Dendroid would also take pictures, to open applications, pages or even a DoS attack.
Android, Nest of Spies?
We love Google’s operating system because it is open and allows us to have more control, and I will not tell you otherwise, as I enjoy my Galaxy Note 3. But all these properties can easily be turned against the user. Recently, Fortinet has released a report that can we (Android users) seem very disturbing.