Android Users Beware: New Hook Malware with RAT Capabilities Emerges

The threat actor behind the BlackRock and ERMAC Android banking trojans has unleashed yet another malware for rent called Hook that introduces new capabilities to access files stored in the devices and create a remote interactive session.

ThreatFabric, in a report shared with The Hacker News, characterized Hook as a novel ERMAC fork that’s advertised for sale for $7,000 per month while featuring “all the capabilities of its predecessor.”

Learn more about this threat from the Hackernews post found HERE.

Defense? The typical defense in depth works starting with reputation security which blocks malicious sources that would host this malware. Keep your Androids up to date with security software and be cautious of potential malicious resources.

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