Android Users Beware New Hook Malware with RAT Capabilities Emerges


Another malware for rent named Hook has been released by the threat actor responsible for the BlackRock and ERMAC Android banking trojans. Hook adds new features to access data stored on the devices and establish a remote interactive session. According to a report provided with The Hacker News by ThreatFabric, Hook is a revolutionary fork of ERMAC that costs $7,000 per month and has “all the features of its predecessor.” Additionally, it expands its toolkit’s Remote Access Tooling (RAT) capabilities, joining families like Octo and Hydra that can perform a full Device Take Over (DTO) and finish a full fraud chain, from PII exfiltration to transaction, with all necessary intermediate steps, without the aid of additional channels.

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