Money transfer on the Smartphone is becoming a culture nowadays. Again we store essential data and passwords of financial institutions on smartphones. Cybercriminals are targeting that. They are grabbing essential data and passwords of financial transactions by banking Trojan Viruses through some apps. As a result, they have been able to steal customers’ money. Working on that, a team of researchers of Netherland from the technological firm ‘Threat Fabric’ found Five apps with Trojan Viruses.
What is Trojan Virus?
It is a type of malware that conceals its accurate content and acts as harmless software. Thus it fools its customers. Some symptoms indicate that the Trojan Virus has attacked your device. Such As
- The performance of the device becomes slow, starting to crush more often than usual time.
- Device started to behave strangely. As the program starts without initiating.
- Browser pop-ups and Email spam are seen.
What does Threat Fabric’s Research Say?
After downloading those apps, those banking Trojan Viruses instantly enter the Smartphone. They started collecting the financial login password, history of financial transactions, and bank account numbers and sent them to cyber criminals. These viruses store the data and can steal money from the bank account. Among those three apps are the most popular and downloaded around 100k till now.
Here are five harmful Apps
- Jeter Authentication
- Kodis Fiscals
- Recover Audio Images & Video
- File Manager Small Lite and
- My Finances Tracker
Trojan Virus has been found in various countries till now. The USA, UK, Australia, Austria, Italy, Germany, Spain, and Poland are among them.
What Should be done to be saved from these apps?
According to the cyber specialist, before downloading apps, one needs to find out the information of the developers of these apps. And have to listen to the experiences who have downloaded it. Mostly have to avoid any unknown links for downloading apps.
Trojan Viruses can enter through Antivirus and Cleaning Apps
The powerful ‘Sharkbot malware’ trojan virus can enter the Smartphone through many fake antivirus and cleaning apps available on Playstore. These apps do not directly contain malware to bypass Google’s security measures. After downloading the apps, it asks to update them. After updating, the trojan virus enters the Smartphone and starts storing users’ vital information. This information is known from research published on ‘Foxit’.
Once the app is downloaded, when the user logs in to their bank account, this Sharkbot Malware stores the link and password. And send them to cybercriminals. With the help of this password and link, Cybercriminals cleverly steal money from users’ accounts without informing the users. According to Foxit, these apps are made especially for Australia, the USA, the UK, Spain, Poland, Germany, and Austria, but equally harmful for any other country.