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        In early 2020 we identified a new, highly sophisticated Android espionage platform that had been active in the wild for at least 4 years. We named the threat Mandrake as the actor(s) behind it used names of toxic plants, or other botanical references, for major development branches: e.g. Briar, Ricinus or Nerium…

        Mandrake – owning Android devices since 2016

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        Fred
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        In early 2020 we identified a new, highly sophisticated Android espionage platform that had been active in the wild for at least 4 years. We named the threat Mandrake as the actor(s) behind it used names of toxic plants, or other botanical references, for major development branches: e.g. Briar, Ricinus or Nerium…

        Mandrake – owning Android devices since 2016

        Is there any thought how the Mandrake malware can be identified , and for the better: can be banned out?

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        Alex5723
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        Is there any thought how the Mandrake malware can be identified , and for the better: can be banned out?

        The Mandrake malware has been found by BitDefender so I suppose their Android app can detect it.

        “The Mandrake infrastructure reveals serious efforts at staying in the shadow for 4 years. First, its operators publish
        the applications on the Google Play marketplace to maintain credibility: we have found 7 such malicious applications
        on Google Play: Abfix, CoinCast, SnapTune Vid, Currency XE Converter, Office Scanner, Horoskope and Car News, each
        with hundreds or thousands of downloads.”

        Fascinating read :

        https://www.bitdefender.com/files/News/CaseStudies/study/329/Bitdefender-PR-Whitepaper-Mandrake-creat4464-en-EN-interactive.pdf

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