Banking Trojan on a fake Google Play page

Banking Trojans are nothing new, so it seems to us that a new variety appears every day. The latter can serve as an example of how these attacks work, since it is endangered 55 million citizens worldwide.

He was the target Itaú Unibanco financial service from Brazil, which has clients around the world. The attackers reached the victims via a fake app from the Google Play Store, so the targets took over the offer without thinking. Malware is disguised as a banking application for Itaú Unibanco, with the same icon as the real app.

Those who clicked on the “Install” button received an offer to download the APK, which is always the first sign that something is wrong – Google Play Store apps are installed through the store interface, so users are never asked to install anything manually. It is interesting that the fake application does not require any special permissions during the download, which is why it goes unnoticed and does not cause suspicion.

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Users are recommends that you download banking applications on banks’ websites and on the official Google Play Store page, never through the links they receive in emails and messages, to constantly download updates, use strong passwords and check if Google Play Protect is turned on.

Source: Bleeping Computer


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