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Upgraded Android banking trojan targets users in 200 countries.

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Upgraded Android banking trojan targets users in 200 countries.

Beware: Security researches from Doctor Web reported that an Android banking trojan dubbed Android.SmsSpy.88. origin, initially discovered in 2014, was updated with new ransomware capabilities including a credit card information stealing capability that targets around 100 banking applications by using WebView to display a phishing window on top of the legitimate banking app, and by utilizing a fake Google Play payment phishing page to intercept and send short message service (SMS) and multimedia messaging service (MMS) messages, send unstructured supplementary service data (USSD) requests, and transmit all saved messages to the server, among other malicious actions. Security researchers stated the trojan has infected over 40,000 devices in over 200 countries. Source: http://www.securityweek.com/upgraded-android-banking-trojan-targets-users-200-countries
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Re: Upgraded Android banking trojan targets users in 200 countries.

Thanks for the heads up! Definitely don't want my lunch money taken Smiley Happy

Amanda
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Re: Upgraded Android banking trojan targets users in 200 countries.

These sleazeballs are getting better and better at what they do.  It's disheartening. 

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