February 9, 2016

Trojan Infects Android System Process, Gets Root Privileges

trojan-infects-androidsFour different versions of Android.Loki are working together to root devices and install unwanted applications. A class of Android trojans have found a way to inject themselves into system processes and are leveraging their newfound access to carry out a series of malicious operations. 

Detected by Russian antivirus maker Dr.Web as Android.Loki, this trojan family has evolved over time and has gained the ability to inject some of its code in a system process, and by doing so, obtain root privileges.

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