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New Overseer malware that steals personal details spotted in Google Play

September 20th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
New Overseer malware that steals personal details spotted in Google Play ilicomm Technology Solutions

Google has removed four apps from its Play Store after they were discovered to be carrying a new form of malware dubbed Overseer.

Discovered by security firm Lookout Inc., Overseer was found packaged with four apps and once installed could steal a user’s name, phone number, email address and contact history, along with a host of sensitive user information including a user’s precise location, network ID, internal and external memory, phone type, network operator, device and Android information, Device IMEI, IMSI, MCC, MNC and details about installed packages.

Personal data including location area code, the version of Android being used on the infected device, its user build and whether the device has been rooted was also being captured by the malware.

Copyright: siliconangle.com

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