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      DogeRAT Android Trojan Targets Indian Users | Details Inside

      An open-source Android virus known as DogeRAT (Remote Access Trojan) has discover by CloudSEK, an AI cybersecurity company. This malware primarily spreads via compromise websites and unofficial app marketplaces, posing a threat to businesses by stealing personal and financial information.

      DogeRAT is a complex Android malware that not only steals personal data but also grants remote access to the infected device.

      It inundates users with unwant advertisements and can take control of the victim’s device to send spam, make unauthorize payments, modify files, access call logs, and even capture photos using both front and back cameras.

      When activation, DogeRAT gains access to various forms of information and capabilities, such as call records, audio recordings, SMS messages, media files, and images.

      Further investigation reveal the existence of thousands of counterfeit apps targeting Android users in sectors like finance, gaming, and entertainment.

      This discovery led to the exposure of the DogeRAT malware campaign.

      The campaign also highlight the distribution of update Remote Access Trojans (RATs) and repurpose malicious apps, which facilitate low-cost and easily deployable scam schemes.

      How to Protect Android device from the DogeRAT Trojan?

      • Avoid clicking on unknown links or opening attachments from unfamiliar sources.
      • Keep your device’s software up to date by promptly installing Android updates and patches released by your device vendor.
      • These updates often include important security enhancements.
      • Utilize a reliable security solution to safeguard your device against malware and other threats.
      • Be cautious of urgency, fear, and greed tactics used by scammers to deceive victims.
      • If you are unsure about a communication or offer, refrain from clicking on links or opening attachments.
      • Educate yourself about malware to better detect and avoid it.
      • Refrain from sideloading apps from untrusted sources, websites, or public forums.
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      By staying vigilant and implementing these preventive measures, you can enhance their Android device’s security and mitigate the risk pose by DogeRAT and similar threats.

      There is another malware call as ‘Daam’ which is currently affecting Android devices and stealing browsing history, exposing call records.

      Indian Government has already issue an advisory on Daam malware.

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