‘Anubis’ malware steals money posing as Google Play official app, cybersecurity experts warn | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


‘Anubis’ malware steals money posing as Google Play official app, cybersecurity experts warn

Malware designed to steal login information for banking apps, e-wallets, and payment cards from smartphones has found its way onto the Google Play Store, posing as a legitimate app, cybersecurity experts have uncovered.

The Anubis malware – apparently taking its name from Anubis, the ancient Egyptian god of the dead – lures in victims by pretending to offer services ranging from online shopping to live stock market monitoring.

It’s believed that at least 10,000 people have downloaded the malicious app – although it’s unknown how many Android users have subsequently been infected with the malware.

Once granted accessibility rights by the user, the malicious program uses keylogging to record login details for banking apps. Anubis can also take screenshots of the user’s display.

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