Users’ call logs are being hacked, and a hazardous virus that has been attacking Android phones is collecting passwords and other private information. The government has issued a warning about a fresh danger in town.
The government has released a warning about the ‘Daam‘ virus, which may spread to Android phones. This spyware may acquire unwanted access to several components of your phone, including call data, contacts, browser history, and even your camera. This alert was issued by the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In), the country’s cybersecurity organization.
According to various advisories, the “Daam” virus is so strong that it can even surpass the antivirus test which makes it super difficult to detect and remove. The “Daam” virus is also capable of installing malicious software that can even lock your phone and can also demand some sort of fee or money for opening it. The virus is usually spread with third-party applications and software or unknown or unidentified sources.
When the “Daam” virus enters your Android smartphone and slowly starts to infect it that results in the virus trying to evade the security features. It also means it is getting access to all your personal information including your call logs and all your Android smartphone history. The government has also issued an advisory stating that the “Daam” virus can hack your Android smartphone phone call recordings, and contacts, access the camera, and even modify and change your device passwords. It can also take and click screenshots, steal your text messages, or transfer the stolen data to different devices.
The spyware encrypts files on the victim’s laptop using a powerful encryption process called AES. Other files are removed from the device’s storage, leaving only the encrypted files with a “.enc” extension. A ransom message called “readme_now.txt” may also be presented.
The people are advised to not visit any suspicious websites or any untrustworthy links to safeguard themselves from the threats. It is also advised to keep the antivirus software up to date and be careful about the various fake phone numbers that may look like authentic phone numbers. The people are also advised to be cautious about fake bank messages coming from phone numbers appearing to be genuine.
The people are also advised to be extra careful with all the small URLs which usually include the “bitly” or “TinyURL” hyperlinks. These links can redirect to suspicious malware websites.