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Beware of these Apps that Might Steal Money from Bank Accounts

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Installing some app on an Android smartphone just takes some couple clicks and seconds but it is time you got cautious. There are some apps that could load in malware to harm your phone. Latest reports from the Threat Fabric names five Android apps which might steal banking data that you have on the smartphone.

How these apps steal?

These apps make use of the banking Trojan named Sharkbot to get hold of login credentials, account numbers, and similar financial information. The data helps such attackers snatch money from a bank account. At first glance, the Trojan malware apps are simply like any of the legitimate apps. However, the malware dropper camouflages as a regular app that lets you calculate say, taxes in some country.

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There is an app listed under the name Codice Fiscale in Play Store having 10,000 installs that checks up the Country of SIM registration. The main apps to stay away from are-

  • Codice Fiscale app
  • Recover Audio, Images & Videos
  • Zetter Authentication
  • File Manager Small
  • My Finances Tracker

Summing up

No wonder, technology seems to indeed be a double sided coin that has downsides as well as upsides.

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Satarupa Bhattacharya
Satarupa Bhattacharya
Satarupa B. Kaur has been writing professionally since a decade now. Always on the go; she loves to travel, books, playtime with her toddler--as she explores new places, amazing food and anything tech!
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