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Medusa Malware Rises Again, Ready to Attack Millions of Android Users

Liputan6.com, Jakarta – Malware Medusa is now back with an attack that is quieter but has the same dangerous effect as before.

Researchers are starting to worry about the spread of Medusa, which was previously on hiatus, because this malware has previously attacked many Android users.

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This new Medusa variant has been widely used by cybercriminals and targets many victims in various countries.

Report from Cleafy cybersecurity, as quoted from TechRadarFriday (6/28/2024), researchers revealed that this Android malware had been found in an application called 4K Sports. After being traced, the application was found to have been infiltrated by the evolved Medusa.

Cleafy also said the new malware asks for fewer permissions, making it difficult to detect. In addition, the malware also asks for other permissions such as SMS to Package Management.

The report also revealed that Medusa has been used by five botnets, namely UNKN, AFETZEDE, ANAKONDA, PENGBE, and TONY which have different types of attacks.

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The botnet mostly attacks Android users in many countries, such as Canada, Spain, France, Italy, UK, US, and Turkey.

Until now, researchers have not yet found malware Medusa in the app available on Google Play Store. However, special websites, social media channels, phishing, and other methods can also be a smooth way for hackers to spread applications that have been compromised by Medusa malware.

Ransomware is a type of malware that demands a ransom to restore encrypted access. Spread can be via phishing emails, or exploiting security holes

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