Feb 17, 2016

Mazar BOT Can Erase Android Phones

Posted by in categories: cybercrime/malcode, internet, mobile phones, robotics/AI, security

Lookout for MAZAR Bot — Androids should be scared.

One interesting feature of Mazar is that it can not be installed on smartphones running Android with “Russian” selected as the operating system’s language.

The malware allows the attackers to spy on nearly every activity capable on an Android device, including establishing a backdoor connection, sending premium SMS messages, reading texts sent to the device, including bank authentication PINs.

Turn off “Unknown Sources” on your device — The best way to avoid downloading malicious items is to not allow unknown sources to install stuff on your device. The app asks for wide ranging permissions, including the ability to send SMS, have full internet access, and the ability to erase a phone.

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