SoumniBot: the new Android banker’s unique techniques


The creators of widespread malware programs often employ various tools that hinder code detection and analysis, and Android malware is no exception.

As an example of this, droppers, such as Badpack and Hqwar, designed for stealthily delivering Trojan bankers or spyware to smartphones, are very popular among malicious actors who attack mobile devices. That said, we recently discovered a new banker, SoumniBot, which targets Korean users and is notable for an unconventional approach to evading analysis and detection, namely obfuscation of the Android manifest.

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Source: Kaspersky


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