Trojan spreads through simple apps on Play Store and steals bank data
Viruses, Trojans, and malware are not unique to desktop computers. Android users also need to be aware of these issues. And while Google is actively working to keep your app store clean, there is no avoiding any intruders.
Google often scans the Android Play Store for malicious apps that harm users in some way. But recently, mobile threat experts from Avast, ESET and SfyLabs released a report showing that simple apps easily bypassed Google's surveillance systems.
The mobile viruses in question are variations of BankBot, a Trojan that, when installed, looks for bank apps and gets access to them by inserting an extra layer over the apps and stealing login data when the user types something into the app. Bank.
The article published by the three companies lists the bank apps that were targeted by the apps, and they are all from countries like the United States, Australia, Germany, Portugal, Spain, Poland, among others. However, there is no way to know yet whether the virus can access apps from Brazilian banks or not, since companies have only been able to identify a few malware packages.
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