VB2018 video: Triada: the past, the present and the (hopefully not existing) future

Posted by   Martijn Grooten on   Nov 13, 2018

From NotPetya to Shadowpad, supply chain attacks have become a serious and hard-to-fight security problem. One prominent type of supply chain attack involves the pre-installation of malware on (often) cheap Android devices.

At VB2018 in Montreal, Google researcher Łukasz Siewierski talked about one such case: that of the multi-purpose 'Triada' trojan. First discovered by Kaspersky Lab in 2016 and further analysed by Dr. Web a year later, Triada found itself pre-installed on many devices through various OEMs.

In his presentation, Łukasz looked at Triada's technical properties and at the evolution of the malware, before going on to describe a successful operation between Google and the OEMS that led to the removal of the malware from infected devices.

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We have uploaded the video of Łukasz's VB2018 presentation to our YouTube channel. Next month, he will be speaking on the same subject at Botconf in France.

 

 

 

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