Protobuf data serialization is a revolutionary communication technique utilized by MMRat, a novel Android banking virus, to steal data from affected devices.
MMRat, which predominantly targets people in Southeast Asia and goes unnoticed on antivirus scanning services like VirusTotal, was discovered for the first time by Trend Micro in late June 2023.
The researchers discovered that MMRat is disseminated through websites posing as legitimate program shops, albeit they do not know how the malware is initially advertised to users.
The malicious apps that contain MMRat are typically disguised as official government or dating apps, and the victims download and install them. During installation, they accept hazardous permissions including access to Android’s Accessibility service read more New Android MMRat malware uses Protobuf protocol to steal your data.
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