Android Malware

Xavier Clandestinely, a newly discovered form of Android malware. Researchers found it in more than 800 apps on the Google Play store, it steals and leaks personal data.

Xavier Clandestinely in Google Play.

Xavier has the capability to download and execute malicious codes. It comes with an embedded malicious behavior that downloads codes from a remote server, then loads and executes it. After that, it protects itself from being detected through the use of methods such as String encryption, Internet data encryption, and emulator detection.

 

According to Trend Micro, the greatest number of download attempts came from countries in Southeast Asia such as Vietnam, Philippines, and Indonesia, with fewer downloads from the United States and Europe.

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