Security Alerts

  • Home
  • Security Alerts

After stealing your data, the Android virus BRATA wipes your device clean

The current version of Android malware BRATA has novel and severe characteristics such as GPS tracking, the ability to utilize numerous communication channels, and a mechanism that wipes all evidence of malicious activity from the device. When Kaspersky discovered BRATA as an Android RAT (remote access tool) in 2019, it was primarily aimed at Brazilian consumers. Customers in the United Kingdom, Poland, Italy, Spain, China, and Latin America are now being targeted by BRATA virus. In order to target distinct audiences, each version has its own overlay sets and even alternative applications. Similar obfuscation methods, such as encapsulating the APK in an encrypted JAR or DEX package, are used across all versions. This obfuscation manages to evade detection by anti-virus software.