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With people’s security consciousness skewed towards the personal computer, cybercriminals are now turning to Android malware for financial fraud. Last year, Anubis banking trojan made headlines after getting onto Android devices through infected downloads from the Google Play Store. The banking apps malware would request for permission to use the accessibility service of the victim’s Android device, from which it would steal banking apps login credentials, payment cards, and e-wallets. Anubis was enabled by a “dropper,” BianLian that ...
The researchers at a cyber security company known as Check Point recently discovered a new Android malware variant which has the ability to hack Google accounts of random users. This malware has already breached the privacy of more than a million Google account holders and continues to do the same. Currently, the malware is affecting almost 13,000 Android devices in one day. Dubbed Googligan, the malware affects the devices through various Google play apps. So far 132 apps on the official Google Play market carry this malware which en...