A new Trojan dropper dubbed xHelper was observed while slowly but steadily spreading to more and more Android devices since May, with over 32,000 smartphones and tablets having been found infected in the last four months. Trojan droppers are tools used by threat actors to deliver other more dangerous malware strains to already compromised devices, including but not limited to clicker Trojans, banking Trojans, and ransomware.
xHelper, dubbed Android/Trojan.Dropper.
A new Android Trojan dubbed xHelper has slowly been spreading to over 32,000 devices since May. The trojan dropper is used to deliver more dangerous forms of malware#trojan #android #xhelper #malware #infosec #cybersecurityhttps://t.co/7QmKLm2hci pic.twitter.com/IvbNMOX2lC
— SecurityTrails (@securitytrails) August 29, 2019