New Tricks and Tactics of Joker Malware

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With technology growing at an exponential rate, the threats to such technology by cyber attacks have also increased. But with the increase in the number of cyber attacks, there are people who have come up with new and innovative ways to prevent such attacks from happening and to maintain the security of a system. For this reason, cyber criminals try to come up with even more innovative ways to bypass all these security measures.

The most recent candidate in this field is the Joker malware. Joker malware users are coming up with newer and more sophisticated versions of the malware to break into and affect systems. Mostly these attackers target users of Android phones. The particular variant of the Joker malware appears as a useful app on Google Play Store. This malware uses Github pages and repositories to avoid detection.

Usually, with all other malware apps, the malware is injected either to any application class or to a launcher activity, which causes unusual behaviour of the infected apps. But, this malware gets injected into a new location in the phone storage rather than on any launcher class or activity. The users are indifferent to the infection due to the functioning app which the malware is providing. But after infection, the malware makes the users sign up to a WAP service without the their consent.

To prevent such attacks from happening, cybersecurity experts are advising users to download apps from official sources only.


By Hrithik Lall

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