Triout Android Spyware is Back
Bitdefender discovered the re-emerging Android malware, dubbed Triout, posing as a legitimate online privacy application to trick users into downloading it. The Triout spyware hides in a fake version of the privacy tool Psiphon, appearing and acting like the real version as to not raise any suspicion. The threat actors behind the malware seem to be selective when targeting users. Triout collects device data such as phone calls, text messages, photos, and GPS location. The NJCCIC strongly recommends only installing apps from trusted sources and keeping Android operating systems up-to-date. More information about the details of this spyware campaign can be found on Bitdefender’s blog post.