Investigation report on the cyber identity “Maksim”
Our team of analysts have identified a new threat actor called Maksim that develops malware for Android devices. It has been attributed with the distribution of numerous malicious applications through various websites for purely economic purposes. Download the report!
Maksim is a recently discovered threat actor who is capable of developing malware for Android devices to which have numerous malicious applications have been attributed that were distributed through various websites for purely economic purposes.
The main functions of his arsenal are focused on injecting Trojans and incorporating Adware libraries into legitimate applications, using SMS Trojans or even distributing ransomware.
However, this actor could be using certain techniques to distribute said malware. On the one hand, it registered domains to publish trojanised applications or it used sub-domains that pertain to a well-known service provider. On the other hand, it sent SMS messages that included malicious links to directly infect the victim, or also used installers apparently from other applications.