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An analysis of the technologies used by cybercriminals allows us to draw conclusions about the virus industry’s possible vectors of development and more effectively confront future threats. You, too, can learn what actions various malicious programs take in infected systems and how to withstand them.
Program.Gemius is an analytics software designed to collect various data about Android devices and how their owners using them. Along with the technical information, this application has access to confidential data, such as devices’ location, browser bookmarks, web history, and typed URLs. Thus, Dr.Web anti-virus detects various modifications of Program.Gemius as unwanted software.
To make the app more appealing to device owners, its developers promise them various rewards for the installation and long-term usage. For instance, it can be a certain amount of money transferred to their mobile phone account, premium access to online video services, etc. This way, a wide audience reach and the relevance of the collected data are achieved. At the same time, the number of declared video service rewards are limited, while there is no guarantee that any of the research participants will receive a prize.
According to statistics, every fifth program for Android contains a vulnerability (or, in other words, a "loophole") that lets cybercriminals successfully introduce Trojans onto mobile devices and manipulate them into doing whatever actions they need them to.
Dr.Web Security Auditor for Android diagnoses and analyses a mobile device’s security and offers solutions to address security problems and vulnerabilities.
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