This Android Malware Attacks Your Wi-Fi Router And Hijacks Web Traffic
The malware targeting the Android operating system aren’t new but we keep seeing different varieties from time to time. One such new Android malware, dubbed Trojan.AndroidOS.Switcher, has been discovered by the researchers at the Kaspersky Lab.
The working of this malware makes it pretty unique. Instead of attacking the user, Switcher targets Wi-Fi network of the connected user (or the Wi-Fi router of the network).
Switcher performs a brute force attack and guesses the password of the router’s web interface. Just in case it’s successful, the trojan changes the DNS server addresses stored in router’s settings.
This step reroutes all DNS queries from the devices in compromised network to the servers of hackers. It’s also known as DNS-hijacking.