Android users beware! According to Trend Micro, more apps contain malware that collects users’ banking information. This data comprises the victim’s banking credentials, PIN numbers, passwords, and other information used to hijack an online banking app. 17 android apps are identified that could be stealing your info.
Malware can intercept texts and manipulate affected devices. Stealing financial information is worse than intercepting text conversations.
Malware-spreading Dropper apps steal money from Android banking apps.
Dropper apps enable malware bypass Play Store protection. Appropriately called, these apps install dangerous software on compromised devices. Trend Micro reports that malicious actors have been secretly introducing banking trojans to the Google Play Store using malware droppers this year, indicating that this technique evades detection.
Furthermore trend Micro analysts say more Android apps grab banking information. Passwords, PINs, and other banking app data can be stolen. These apps can also intercept texts and control infected devices. “Dropper applications” are these.
Moreover, trend Micro reports that malicious actors have been quietly uploading banking Trojans to the Google Play Store this year through
malware droppers, indicating that such technology is efficient at escaping detection.
List of 17 android Apps
The identified 17 android apps so far are as follows:
- Call Recorder APK (com.caduta.aisevsk)
- Rooster VPN (com.vpntool.androidweb)
- Super Cleaner- Hyper & Smart (com.j2ca.callrecorder)
- Document Scanner – PDF Creator (com.codeword.docscann)
- Universal Saver Pro (com.virtualapps.universalaver)
- Eagle Photo Editor (com.techmediapro.photoediting)
- Call Recorder Pro+ (com.chestudio.callrecorder)
- Extra Cleaner (com.casualplay.leadbro)
- CryptoUtils (com.utilsmycrypto.mainer)
- FixCleaner (com.cleaner.fixgate)
- Just In: Video Motion (com.olivia.openpuremind)
- Lucky Cleaner (com.luckyg.cleaner)
- Simple Cleaner (com.scando.qukscanner)
- Unicc QR Scanner (com.qrdscannerratedx)
Additionally google removed these apps from the Play Store, but you may still have them. Uninstall if so. However trend Micro says DawDropper’s payload is from the Octo malware family, which can steal banking information, intercept text messages, and hijack targeted devices. Octo, often called Coper, targeted Colombian internet bankers.
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