‘Switcher’ Android Trojan hits routers, hijacks DNS

By Derek Kortepeter

In a blog post on December 28, Kaspersky Lab researchers reported their findings on a new Android Trojan virus. Dubbed “Switcher,” the Trojan’s purpose is to infect WiFi routers through one infected device. The basic idea is that once Switcher is able to access the WiFi network through a victim’s Android, the attacker can then reroute other users on the network to malicious sites.

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