Skygofree about the virus that affects Android smartphones, it became known in October 2017. Trojan distributed in 2014 through fake sites of mobile operators and already managed to hurt several Italian users, the newspaper reports Securelist.ru.
Unlike other viruses of this class, Skygofree has outstanding abilities. He is able to record audio if the user was at the specified location and intercepts messages in popular instant messengers and seamlessly connects your smartphone to your wireless network to transfer data to attackers.
During the activity, the virus has seriously evolved and turned into a security structure that allows you to get full control over the gadget.
Trojan deftly bypasses all protective measures: the system sends the notification to avoid suspension of unused programs, if the owner does not use device; is prescribed in a number of selected applications that remain active at any time.
For interception of communications virus resorts to “special opportunities” to gain access, the user is asked to approve any other action.
At the end of 2017, a version of the Trojan for the Windows, but so far it has not been used for mass attacks.
Attackers can access sensitive information of the user of the infected device without his knowledge. Most often in the field of view of hackers were key employees of commercial companies and business people.
To date, the most effective methods of protection against Skygofree remains vigilant. Should not follow links from untrusted sources, download and run programs from unauthorized resources and permit application activities not grasp the essence of the request.
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