Many of u like to watch funny videos on Internet. While working on your computer , a tired person watch some funny videos to relax. Many of us installs some app to watch funny videos in the phone. If you are one of them , then you must be beware of them, one of these app is found as android banking trojan.
Android Banking Trojan found in Play store as a Funny Video App
During a checking, many apps named funny videos 2107 are found infected with trojan horses designed to hack your bank accounts. These apps were safely deployed on Play store.
Niels Croese, a security researcher at Securify B.V firm analyzed a funny video app which has 1000 to 5000 downloads is found with a trojan horse. This app seems to be a normal video watching app but in the background i analyze your banking activities across the world. Also Read : Ubuntu 17.04 Zesty Zapus Released – Check out the New Features & updates
This app is as same as trojan horse which hack your bank details but there is something which makes it unique that is — First its ability to target a victim & second is the use of DexProtector tool to breach the app’s code.
The banking trojan target more than 400 banks in the world. These banks include many big banking organization like ABN, Rabobank, ASN, Regiobank, and Binck.
Working of Android Banking Trojan
While the app acts as a normal video watching app but in background it tracks your messages & other sensitive information to copy your details.
Most of the banking trojan comes through a adult content app in the phone but this app reaches the Play store as a regular app.
Google has removed the app as the report for the app is submitted to them. Now the app do not exists in the Play Store.
After the app is downloaded it asks for the admin access in your phone & copies all the information to hijack the phone & does all the tasks in your phone.
How to prevent yourself
Follow the standard protection measures to keep you away from these trojans.
Keep your device up to date & install a good anti-virus in your phone.
Always install the apps from the trusted sources like Play Store & App store where all the apps are verified. Do not install the app if it is asking for more permissions than required.
Don’t connect to any untrusted public Wi-fi networks.
Do not click on any untrusted links which are send to you via SMS or Internet messages.