BankBot Returns On Play Store – A Never Ending Android Malware Story

Two new malware campaigns targeting Android users have been uncovered by a team of researchers. Both of these campaigns spread a new version of BankBot, a persistent banking Trojan that imitates legitimate banking apps to steal users’ login information and credit card details. This malware also has the ability to intercept SMS messages, make calls, steal contacts, and track infected devices. Google has removed the malicious apps identified from the Play Store, but users should always carefully review the permissions that apps request and avoid installing apps from third-party app sources.

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