Malware Alert : By the way, Google keeps on monitoring and strictly monitoring its Play Store to prevent viruses and malware. But even after all the strictness, hackers make room in the users’ phones by adopting different methods. Recently, about 12 such malicious apps have been detected, which had banking Trojan malware. Through this malware, hackers collect information about people’s login password, banking password, two factor authentication etc. Below we are telling about such apps. If your phone also has these then uninstall them immediately.
Get to know this dangerous malware first
Researchers from ThreatFabric have found in their research that these 12 malicious apps on the Play Store have stolen the banking details of a large number of users through banking Trojan malware. The apps in which it is found on the Play Store, it has been downloaded more than 3 lakh times. This banking Trojan malware is knocking on the phone in four different forms. These four forms are Anatsa, Alien, Hydra, and Ermac. The most active of these four is Anatsa malware, which has been downloaded more than 2 lakh times. Not only does this dangerous malware steal your banking login and password, but it can also record every activity on the phone screen. In this hackers have also made a keylogger which records everything you type.
Even after strictness, it reaches the Play Store like this
Google has put in place quite a hi-tech system to prevent malware on the Play Store. Apart from this, he also constantly bans such apps. But even after such strictness, such malware reaches the Play Store with some jugaad. Actually hackers first create a normal app and list it on the Play Store. Good comments are provided on this app, maximum download is done. When its presence becomes in many phones, then on the pretext of updates, they transmit malware to your phone. Apart from this, these people also get such malware entry into the phone through a link. Research has revealed that these malware are more commonly found in apps like QR code scanners and PDF document scanners. Apart from this, in view of the increasing popularity of cryptocurrencies, hackers are now breaking into such apps as well.
These are those dangerous apps
- Two-Factor Authenticator
- Protection Guard
- QR Scanner
- Master Scanner Live
- QR Scanner 2021
- PDF Document Scanner – Scan to PDF
- PDF Document Scanner
- QR Scanner
- Gym and Fitness Trainer