As usual, cyber criminals always have ploys to distribute their malicious programs to their victims. One of them is Triout, a malware disguising itself as a popular Virtual Private Network for smartphones called Psiphon. This fake ‘Psiphon’ looks and functions like its original version making its users difficult to realize that it is indeed the fake one.
What’s dangerous about Triout is its ability to collect victims’ personal information such as phone conversation, text messages, personal gallery / photos, camera hijacking, and even location tracking through GPS.
The malware itself is developed specifically for espionage and the attacks are still active until now. For now, the safest option is to avoid download any application from third party websites and keep your phone OS up-to-date. This kind of cyber threats have and will come in various forms and will be harder to detect. Neglecting the importance of device / endpoint security will surely cause some damage.
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