A new strain of malware targeting Android phones is capable of performing a plethora of malicious activities, from mining cryptocurrencies to launching DDoS attacks — and so many more malicious functions in between those extremes that it can cause the battery to bulge and destroy the phone within two days.
This malware, dubbed Loapi, has such a complicated modular architecture that Kaspersky Lab researchers called it a “jack of all trades” and unlike any malware they had seen before. It has an advertisement module, a texting module, a web crawling module, a proxy module and a module for mining Monero. Loapi also aggressively fights to protect itself.
Read more about Kaspersky Lab’s discovery of Loapi malware on CSO.