Police have raided homes in five European countries as part of a malware investigation, according to agency reports. Officers in the UK, Germany, France, Belgium and Switzerland raided several properties connected to suspected users of malware known as DroidJack. DroidJack allows criminals to spy on smartphone data traffic, eavesdrop on conversations and hijack the camera. No arrests have yet been reported as a result of the raids. The searches were reported by the AFP and Reuters news agencies while Europol also say that searches were conducted in the United States. Britain’s National Crime Agency was not able to confirm any details of the UK operation. A total of 13 homes in Germany and one in Switzerland were raided, the news agencies said. The German suspects were aged between 19 and 51. DroidJack is a remote access trojan or “Rat”, which is openly sold online for $210 (£137), affects Android devices only.
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ORIGINAL SOURCE: BBC News