North Carolina State University

New Android Malware Controlled by SMS, Records Calls, GPS Location

A new form of Android malware controlled via SMS messages has been discovered and the malware can record phone calls, upload the device’s GPS location, and reboot the phone, among other things.Researchers at NQ Mobile Security working with Dr. Xuxian Jiang’s team at nearby North Carolina State University uncovered the malware, named TigerBot.

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