NEWS FROM THE LAB - Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Android SpyEye Spitmo Discovered Posted by Sean @ 15:22 GMT

It was going to happen sooner or later…

Trusteer reports that an Android variant of Spitmo (SpyEye for mobile) has been discovered.


The methodology sounds familiar for those familiar with ZeuS Mitmo and SpyEye Spitmo: infected computers inject a message into targeted netbanks prompting their customers to install software on their phones. Once Spitmo is installed, the SpyEye attacker is able to monitor incoming SMS and to steal MTAN authentication messages.

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