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Malware targets all Android phones -- except those in Russia

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    A malware program for Android seen advertised on Russian underground forums in the last few months appears to have made its first big debut.

    MazarBOT can take full control of a phone and appears to be targeting online banking customers, wrote Peter Kruse, an IT security expert and founder of CSIS Security Group, based in Copenhagen, which does deep investigations into online crime for financial services companies.

    "Until now, MazarBOT has been advertised for sale on several websites on the Dark Web, but this is the first time we’ve seen this code to be deployed in active attacks," Kruse wrote.

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