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Chrysaor

Posted: February 28, 2020

Chrysaor is a spyware toolkit for Android devices that is believed to have been developed by the NSO Group, an Israeli business specializing in penetration-testing and cybersecurity and is said to work in collaboration with government agencies by developing spyware. One of its most notable creations is the Pegasus spyware, and the group might have released a modified variant that goes by the name Chrysaor recently. According to cybersecurity researchers, it might be one of the most advanced pieces of Android spyware to be seen in the wild, and it could turn out to be a major security concern if its usage gets out of control. According to the statistics of cybersecurity experts, the Chrysaor spyware has been found on a small number of Android devices belonging to users in Israel, Turkey, Georgia, the United Arab Emirates and Mexico.

A NSO Group is Suspected to be behind the Chrysaor Spyware

One of the unique things about the Chrysaor spyware is that it will use several tricks to try and receive root permissions to your phone's features. Of course, this task is completed in the background, and users are unlikely to notice anything suspicious. If the spyware ends up receiving root permissions, it will be able to access all of the phone's content and features, therefore enabling it to:

  • Use calls and texts.
  • Record footage using the camera and microphone.
  • Access Android sensor data.
  • Deploy additional payloads.
  • Take screenshots.

One of the reasons why this spyware has remained undetected for long is because it has the ability to self-destruct when certain conditions are met – if the user ends up snooping in folders containing the spyware's files, Chrysaor may end up wiping itself out.

It is possible that Chrysaor may make use of an undisclosed vulnerability in the Android operating system, as the NSO Group's products tend to stand out when compared to their competitors. The Chrysaor is one of the most threatening and feature-rich spyware toolkits available at the moment, certainly, and you should invest in a reputable anti-malware product that is able to identify and eradicate threats like this one before they get a chance to cause real damage.

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If you are concerned that malware or PC threats similar to Chrysaor may have infected your computer, we recommend you start an in-depth system scan with SpyHunter. SpyHunter is an advanced malware protection and remediation application that offers subscribers a comprehensive method for protecting PCs from malware, in addition to providing one-on-one technical support service.

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Use SpyHunter to Detect and Remove PC Threats

If you are concerned that malware or PC threats similar to Chrysaor may have infected your computer, we recommend you start an in-depth system scan with SpyHunter. SpyHunter is an advanced malware protection and remediation application that offers subscribers a comprehensive method for protecting PCs from malware, in addition to providing one-on-one technical support service.

Download SpyHunter's Malware Scanner

Note: SpyHunter's free version is only for malware detection. If SpyHunter detects malware on your PC, you will need to purchase SpyHunter's malware tool to remove the malware threats. Learn more on SpyHunter. If you would like to uninstall SpyHunter for any reason, please follow these uninstall instructions. To learn more about our policies and practices, visit our EULA, Privacy Policy and Threat Assessment Criteria .

Why can't I open any program including SpyHunter? You may have a malware file running in memory that kills any programs that you try to launch on your PC. Tip: Download SpyHunter from a clean computer, copy it to a USB thumb drive, DVD or CD, then install it on the infected PC and run SpyHunter's malware scanner.