A scary piece of malware just got a lot more terrifying this week. Security firm Comodo reports that “Tordow,” a banking Trojan first uncovered in September 2016, received a massive update this December.

The new “Tordow 2.0″ hack stands out among other types of malware because it has the ability to gain root access on Android devices. This makes Tordow 2.0 especially vicious, as it enables the malware to do the following:

steal login credentials
empty out online bank accounts
make phone calls and control SMS texts
act as ransomware
visit websites
reboot your phone
encrypt and/or rename files… more


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