Dangerous cleaners and fake antivirus apps SharkBot malware is back on the Google Play Store.
This malware has been designed to target users in Spain, Australia, Poland, Germany, USA and Austria.
The new version of malware asks people to install fake updates to stay safe from antivirus threats.
New Delhi. Dangerous cleaners and fake antivirus apps SharkBot malware is back on the Google Play Store. The malware allegedly steals users’ banking data. These dangerous apps include Mr Phone Cleaner and Kylhavy Mobile Security. The bad news is that it has already been installed by over 60,000 people.
According to Fox-IT of NCC Group, the malware is designed to target users in Spain, Australia, Poland, Germany, USA and Austria. He asked people not to automatically give accessibility permissions to these apps. This app asks malware to install fake updates to stay safe from antivirus threats.
Fake app installed 60,000 times
Fox-IT’s Alberto Segura said the new version of the malware asks people to install fake updates to stay safe from antivirus threats. He said that we have found two SharkbotDopper apps active in the Google Play Store, which have been installed 10 thousand and 50 thousand times respectively.
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Only app can steal logging keystrokes
Alberto Segura said that this malware can allegedly steal logging keystrokes, intercept SMS and fraudulently transfer funds using the Automated Transfer System (ATS). Fox-IT’s Threat Intelligence team detected a new Sharkbot sample with version 2.25 on August 22, 2022.
App steals session cookies
The new Sharkbot version has a new feature that steals users’ session cookies and logs into their bank accounts. Although Google has banned these apps, anyone who has downloaded it should remove them immediately. Apart from this, they should also check their bank account.
What is SharkBot Malware?
Let us tell you that Sharkbot is a banking Trojan. It was first searched in 2018. The malicious app was targeting crypto apps, with a specific focus on exchanges and trading services. Malware can steal login information, allowing hackers to use your account for malicious activities.
FIRST PUBLISHED : September 11, 2022, 07:05 IST