Friday, April 19, 2024

CISA:Notorious Chisel Android Malware Steals Data and Monitors Traffic

With the rise of new technological innovations and security mechanisms, threat actors are also upgrading their skills and evolving rapidly. 

These evolutions have resulted in an alarming increase in the quick growth of Android malware.

Recently, CISA (The United States’ Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency), along with the following entities, unveiled a report on the notorious Android malware dubbed “Chisel,” which steals users’ data, monitors their traffic, and their online activities:-

  • The United Kingdom’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC-UK)
  • National Security Agency (NSA)
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
  • New Zealand’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC-NZ)
  • The Canadian Centre for Cyber Security (CCCS)
  • The Australian Signals Directorate (ASD)

Chisel Android Malware

Chisel mobile malware targets Android devices actively with the following key capabilities:-

  • Unauthorized access
  • Scanning files
  • Monitoring traffic
  • Stealing sensitive data
  • Network monitoring
  • Traffic collection
  • SSH access
  • Network scanning
  • SCP file transfer

It’s been reported that the Android devices that are used by the Ukrainian military are actively targeted via a malicious campaign in which the operators have used the stealthy Chisel mobile malware.

Chisel configures Tor for remote access using a modified Dropbear binary for SSH. It also scans the local networks and gathers information about the following things:-

  • Active hosts
  • Open ports
  • Banners

Moreover, the security analysts from the authoring organizations have tied Chisel with the Russian Main Intelligence Directorate’s (GRU’s) Main Centre for Special Technologies, GTsST, Sandworm. 

Recommendations

Here below, we have mentioned all the recommendations provided by the cybersecurity defenders from the authoring organizations:-

  • Make sure to review the malware analysis report for IOCs.
  • Ensure to go through detection rules.
  • Analyze the signatures to determine system compromise.
  • Always use robust AV solutions and tools.

Keep informed about the latest Cyber Security News by following us on Google NewsLinkedinTwitter, and Facebook.

Website

Latest articles

Alert! Windows LPE Zero-day Exploit Advertised on Hacker Forums

A new zero-day Local Privilege Escalation (LPE) exploit has been put up for sale...

Palo Alto ZeroDay Exploited in The Wild Following PoC Release

Palo Alto Networks has disclosed a critical vulnerability within its PAN-OS operating system, identified...

FIN7 Hackers Attacking IT Employees Of Automotive Industry

IT employees in the automotive industry are often targeted by hackers because they have...

Russian APT44 – The Most Notorious Cyber Sabotage Group Globally

As Russia's invasion of Ukraine enters its third year, the formidable Sandworm (aka FROZENBARENTS,...

SoumniBot Exploiting Android Manifest Flaws to Evade Detection

A new banker, SoumniBot, has recently been identified. It targets Korean users and is...

LeSlipFrancais Data Breach: Customers’ Personal Information Exposed

LeSlipFrancais, the renowned French underwear brand, has confirmed a data breach impacting its customer...

Cisco Hypershield: AI-Powered Hyper-Distributed Security for Data Center

Cisco has unveiled its latest innovation, Cisco Hypershield, marking a milestone in cybersecurity.This groundbreaking...
Guru baran
Guru baranhttps://gbhackers.com
Gurubaran is a co-founder of Cyber Security News and GBHackers On Security. He has 10+ years of experience as a Security Consultant, Editor, and Analyst in cybersecurity, technology, and communications.

WAAP/WAF ROI Analysis

Mastering WAAP/WAF ROI Analysis

As the importance of compliance and safeguarding critical websites and APIs grows, Web Application and API Protection (WAAP) solutions play an integral role.
Key takeaways include:

  • Pricing models
  • Cost Estimation
  • ROI Calculation

Related Articles