You know how armies typically move: first come the scouts to make sure everything is ok. Then the heavy troops arrive; at least that was how it used to be before the age of cyber wars. It turns out, that Trojans behave in a very similar way.
There are a lot of small Trojans for Android capable of leveraging access privileges, in other words — gaining root access. Our malware analysts Nikita Buchka and Mikhail Kuzin can easily name 11 families of such Trojans. Most of them are almost harmless — all they did until recently was injecting tons of ads and downloading others of their kind.Read more