Thursday, April 20, 2017

400 Google Play Store Apps Have Been Compromised with BankBot

A new Malware has been spotted in the wild targeting Google Play Store apps.

The malware has been dubbed as “BankBot” by security researchers... So far at least 400 Google Play Store apps have been compromised. 

The attacking mechanism: Once downloaded, the malware tricks users into gaining administrative privileges before removing the icon of the app, letting the user think that the app has been deleted. In reality, however, the app continues to work in the background!

That’s not all; the Botnet is designed to display fake screens disguised as banking apps, encouraging the users to put credit card information and other login credentials. As soon as the app gets what it wants, the credentials are then passed on to the hacker through a control and command (C&C) server. more