Discovered an Android Trojan that controls devices via Telegram

Users of smartphones and tablets running Android OS threatens dangerous Trojan HeroRat, managing infected devices via bot for Telegram messenger. This is reported by experts of antivirus company ESET.

HeroRat — what is it

Like the vast majority of Android malware, HeroRat is spread via unofficial app stores, social networks and instant messengers. To attract the attention of potential victims, the malware promises an easy way to earn few bitcoins or cheat subscribers.

To avoid suspicion about the true intentions HeroRat, after installation, the application notifies the user about the incompatibility with your device and be automatically deleted from the memory. In fact, just the malware is hidden from the victim and communicates with the attackers.


Management HeroRat is carried out by means of a Telegram bot that sends the malware a different kind of team. For example, the bot may order him to intercept incoming and outgoing messages, capture screenshots, track the location of a user to make and receive calls, and similar actions.

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