Security experts have recently found that your smartphones are spied even your phone is switched off.Security researchers have unearthed a new Android Malware called PowerOffHijack. PowerOffHijack because the nasty malware has a very unique feature – it hijacks the shutdown process of user’s mobile phone.Next time you turn off your Android phone, you might want take the battery out just to be certain.
After pressing the power button, you will see the real shutdown animation, and the phone appears off. Although the screen is black,your been spied.According to the company, PowerOffHijack malware infects devices running Android versions below 5.0 (Lollipop) and requires root access to perform the tasks.
PowerOffHijack malware has already infected more than 10,000 devices, mostly in China.PowerOffHijack malware has ability to silently send lots of premium-rate text messages, make calls to expensive overseas numbers, take photos and perform many other tasks even if the phone is supposedly switched off.
Note: Simple method to get rid of you being spied is by taking out the battery after u switch off your smartphone.