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Skygofree Malware: One of Most Advanced Spyware Ever Seen

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Russian cybersecurity lab, Kaspersky, has found out a new advanced Android spyware having “never before seen” features that lets hackers carry out advanced surveillance on Android phones, such as location-based audio recording, WhatsApp message theft, and connecting an infected device to Wi-Fi networks controlled by cybercriminals.
The malware, dubbed as “Skygofree,” was reportedly found on malicious websites in Italy. According to Kaspersky, the malware is most likely an offensive security product sold by an Italy-based IT company that markets various surveillance wares.
More information including, Skygofree's commands, indicators of compromise, domain addresses, and device models targeted, can be found in their blog post on Securelist.
The spyware functions by tricking the “Accessibility” feature present in Android to help users with disabilities access their apps. Using this, the spyware can read the messages displayed on the screen, even those sent by the user.
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