Russian police take down malware gang that infected 800,000+ Android smartphones
Russian authorities have taken down a cyber crime group thought to be behind a number of malware campaigns that have targeted over 800,000 Android devices since 2015. With assistance from Group-IB, Russian police managed to track down and arrest various individuals belonging to the TipTop group.
TipTop hackers rented banking Trojans from threat actors on the dark web and embedded the malware inside Android apps, which they uploaded to third-party app stores. Group-IB estimates that TipTop’s earnings from these campaigns averaged between $1,500 and $10,500 per day.