Friday, March 19, 2021

Registration now open for Talos webinar on Android malware

Major ransomware attacks like those against hospital systems and government agencies are always going to make headlines. But some of the most prolific and widespread threats on the landscape today are more about smaller devices and networks — the ones that fit in your pocket. 

Attackers are always targeting Android devices given that it’s the most popular mobile operating system in the world. More devices mean more targets and more opportunities for infections. 

In Talos’ upcoming webinar “Analyzing Android malware: From triage to reverse-engineering" we will dive deep into the malware currently targeted Android devices and discuss how to dissect these threats and guard against them. Anyone can sign up for the free Webex webinar here.

Vitor Ventura of Talos Outreach will lead the discussion, walking through his methods for researching Android malware and talking about the most prevalent threats. Vitor and other Talos researchers have written about Android-specific malware several times, including the Gustuff banking trojan and LodaRAT, which just recently released a new version specifically for targeting Android devices.