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RCSAndroid - one of the most professionally developed and sophisticated Android malware

2 years ago | 2079 Views


Trend Micro researchers found that among the leaked files is the code for Hacking Team’s open-source malware suite RCSAndroid (Remote Control System Android), which was sold by the company as a tool for monitoring targets.

The RCSAndroid code can be considered one of the most professionally developed and sophisticated Android malware ever exposed. The leak of its code provides cybercriminals with a new weaponized resource for enhancing their surveillance operations.

Should a device become infected, this backdoor cannot be removed without root privilege. Users may be required the help of their device manufacturer to get support for firmware flashing.

Take note of the following best practices to prevent this threat from getting in your device... Read more at: http://blog.trendmicro.com/trendlabs-security-intelligence/hacking-team-rcsandroid-spying-tool-listens-to-calls-roots-devices-to-get-in/


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Tags: malware, backdoor, hacking, remote control system, Android, security

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Anonymous user 2 years
Interestingly, one unused feature of the Remote Control System Android is its ability to manipulate data in the Android package manager to add and remove permissions and components as well as hide the app icon.
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