Adaptable, All-in-One Android Trojan Shows the Future of Malware

A new Android trojan, dubbed “GPlayed” has been identified by Cisco Talos researchers who said the malware is both extremely dangerous and could herald a new and very dangerous age for malicious code.

The trojan has all of the capabilities of a banking trojan as well as harboring deep cyber-espionage tools, researchers said. But it really stands out because it has been engineered to adapt after it’s deployed. According to Cisco Talos, cyberattackers can remotely load plugins, inject scripts and even compile new .NET code that can be executed.

Read more about the GPlayed malware, which comes with a Swiss Army knife-like toolbox that can be used to target pretty much anyone, on Threatpost.

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