An Android Trojan Raises Serious Concerns

Tom Kellermann, CEO of security firm Strategic Cyber Ventures, describes Acecard as “elegant and dangerous,” and says its continued evolution should get the security industry’s attention.

“We are not making too much fuss,” he says. “What people fail to understand is that these Trojans not only steal your funds, but they can also hack your reality via allowing the adversary to virtually invade your physical environs via activation of microphone and video settings. Acecard is one of the forefathers of a long line of Android Trojans that are being manufactured in the Chinese and Russian undergrounds.”

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