BRATA Android Malware Gains Advanced Mobile Threat Capabilities


The creators of BRATA have updated the Android mobile malware with new features in an attempt to make their attacks against financial apps more inconspicuous. In fact, the modus operandi now falls into an Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) activity pattern," according to a research released last week by Italian cybersecurity firm Cleafy.

This term refers to an attack campaign in which criminals maintain a long-term presence on a targeted network in order to steal sensitive data. BRATA stands for “Brazilian Remote Access Tool Android,” and it was initially discovered in the wild in late 2018 in Brazil before making its first appearance in Europe last April, posing as antivirus software and other typical productivity apps to fool people into downloading it. Read More…