Android Devices Under Attack From Botnet

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Botnet (Courtesy: Twitter)
Botnet (Courtesy: Twitter)

Botnets, aka “robot network.” The mighty and pervasive malicious code scripts designed by code wizards and wielded by capable threat actors. In the conventional sense, a botnet is a kind of malicious backdoor that has been installed across a large number of infected Internet connected devices.

Botnets, aka “robot network.” The mighty and pervasive malicious code scripts designed by code wizards and wielded by capable threat actors. In the conventional sense, a botnet is a kind of malicious backdoor that has been installed across a large number of infected Internet connected devices.

Jindrich Karasek, a cyber threat researcher at cybersecurity company Trend Micro, had been monitoring a cryptocurrency mining-focused malware activity throughout August, after which he shared his findings with BeInCrypto.

After setting up a Honeypot environment, which allowed Karasek to simulate Android connected devices, several attempts were made by an unknown threat actor to break in to presumably install an illicit crypto mining botnet.

According to the researcher, some cyber criminals seem to have shifted their focus from breaking into computer systems to gaining access to Android-based devices like phones, kiosks, tablets, and smart TVs. This is no surprise as people’s entire personal lives are confined to their smart devices.