Android malware ‘Octo’ can take over your phone – How to protect yourself

Android users need to look for another malware that does the rounds. This time it is a nasty piece called Octo, which is designed to allow criminals to remotely take control of your phone and do some fraud on the device.

Octo is a high-end Android malware, based on ExoCompact (Opens in a new tab), which itself is based on the Exo trojan. Octo was discovered by researchers at the threat (Opens in a new tab)after noticing that users are looking to buy it on the darknet.