Android Trojan Targets 200+ Global Financial Apps

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Android.banker.A9480 malware gets circulated via a fake Flash Player app on third-party stores, Quick Heal said.

Once one of the above app is found, the malware sends a fake notification which seems to originate from the bank.

The report lists a number of targeted banking apps which, includes Axis Mobile, HDFC Bank MobileBanking, SBI Anywhere Personal, HDFC Bank MobileBanking LITE, iMobile by ICICI Bank, IDBI Bank GO Mobile+, Abhay by IDBI Bank, IDBI Bank GO Mobile, IDBI Bank mPassbook, Baroda mPassbook, Union Bank Mobile Banking and Union Bank Commercial Clients. The malware reinforces this even after the fact by displaying a screen of the legitimate app complete with the user's current location. The app icon even resembles that of Flash Player as seen below. It does this by deep linking to a URL in the official app which brings you to the Request Ride page.

After installing the malicious app, it will ask the user to activate administrative rights. Just like the real version, this app has fields which users can use to enter their phone number and Uber password.

Since the malware is able to intercept incoming and outgoing SMS from an infected smartphone, it can bypass the OTP based two-factor authentication on the user's bank account and can misuse the access.

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As if all the trouble Uber has been through over the past year have not been enough, a new malware now specifically targets the users of the ride-hailing app. Uber users on Android are advised to watch out for a fake version of the app that mimics the Uber interface in order to steal their login credentials. This isn't the first time a malware is being spread through Flash. The public relations contact said that systems were already in place to help users "detect and block" unauthorised login attempts using hijacked passwords.

Sanjay Katkar, Joint Managing Director and Chief Technology Officer, Quick Heal Technologies Limited commented on the same and said, "Users are advised to avoid downloading apps from third party app stores or links provided in SMSs and emails to keep their credentials safe".

Check the information about developers before downloading the app from Google Play Store.

As an extra precaution, go through the list of permissions every app requests from you during installation. The wealth of personal data on a mobile device makes it a tempting target for internet ne'er-do-wells, and they're getting quite clever when it comes to fooling users into compromising their security.

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