Bewarwe of Daam: This Malware Can Hack Your Android Device

30th May 2023
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The Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) has recently issued a warning about a new Android malware named “Daam”. The team claims that the malware can hack Android devices and steal sensitive data. Let us now take a look at the details of Daam malware, how it works, and how to protect your Android device from it.

What is a Daam Malware?

Daam malware is a new Android malware that can bypass the security check of the phone. It can also steal sensitive data from the phone and access critical permissions. Also, the malware can hack call logs, modify device passwords, and more. Once it reaches the device, it can remotely control the mobile phone. Daam malware is primarily spreading through various Android APK files. It infects devices when downloaded from untrusted or unknown sources, often found on third-party websites or apps.

How Does Daam Affect a Device?

Daam communicates with various Android APK files to access a phone. After being distributed through third-party websites, it encrypts files in the phone through the AES encryption algorithm. Following this, files get deleted from the local storage, and only the ones encrypted are left behind, with “.enc” extension and “readme_now.txt,” a ransom note. The malware is capable of hacking call recordings and contacts, gaining access to the camera, modifying passwords, capturing browsing history and bookmarks, terminating background processes, and accessing call logs.

How to Stay Way from Daam?

To protect your Android device from Daam malware, follow these steps:

  • Do not download apps from untrusted or unknown sources.
  • Install apps only from the Google Play Store or other trusted app stores.
  • Keep your Android device updated with the latest security patches.
  • Install a reputable antivirus app and keep it updated.
  • Be cautious when clicking on links or downloading attachments from unknown sources.
  • Regularly back up your data to prevent data loss in case of a malware attack.


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