If you use your bank’s application (app) in your mobile, then this news is specially for you. An Android malware has attacked 232 applications related to banking. Some of these banks belong to India.
On Thursday, a report revealed that Android malware has targeted 232 apps related to banking. Trojan malware, named ‘Android.banker.A9480′, has been designed to steal users’ personal data. This information has come up in the report of Quick Heal Security Labs. Like other banking malware, it also stole the user’s logged data, SMS, contact list and uploaded it to a server. Additionally to banking apps, this Trojan malware also targets CryptoCurrency Apps which is in the user’s phone.
After installing this malicious app on smartphone, when the user taps on the icon it hides itself from appearing on the screen. But the app remains active in the background and monitors one of those 232 banking apps and then as soon as it gets a targeted app, it sends a fake notification similar to the banking app. When users open the login notification, the user’s login ID and password are stolen.
Among the Indian banking applications, Quick Heal mentioned that Axis Mobile, HDFC Bank Mobile Banking, SBI Annual Personal, HDFC Bank Mobile Banking Light, ICICI Bank’s iMobile, IDBI Bank’s Go Mobile Plus, IDBI Bank Ltd.’s Abbey , IDBI Bank MPassbook, Baroda MpassBook, Union Bank Mobile Banking and Union Bank’s Commercial Clients are among the targeted ones.