Android Malware Will Destroy Your Phone. No Ifs and Buts About It (by overheating its components)

Discussion in 'News Archive' started by LASER_oneXM, Dec 18, 2017.

  1. LASER_oneXM

    LASER_oneXM Level 21
    Content Creator

    Feb 4, 2016
    Germany / Poland
    Windows 8.1

  2. upnorth

    upnorth Level 14

    Jul 27, 2015
    #2 upnorth, Dec 18, 2017
    Last edited: Dec 18, 2017
    Quote : " As part of our dynamic malware analysis we installed the malicious application on a test device. The images below show what happened to it after two days: "

    Source : Jack of all trades


    Wakes questions like...was/is this possible to reproduce or concluded after just one phone? Feels like the physical damage must been a unknown/unwanted sideeffect from the crypto miner as it destroys and kill the device it depends on.

    Thanks for the share @LASER_oneXM
  3. Berny

    Berny Level 2

    Oct 14, 2016
    Windows 10
    #3 Berny, Dec 20, 2017
    Last edited by a moderator: Dec 20, 2017
    Kaspersky LAB researchers have identified new, intriguing malware with multiple modules that have an almost endless number of malicious functions, from cryptomining to DDoS attacks ....
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