Warning to users who use Android Mobile for Net Banking

This warning came from the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In).

Android users who use mobile banking has a risk of getting affected by a new mobile banking 'Trojan' virus, SOVA

This virus can stealthily encrypt an Android phone for ransom and is hard to uninstall is targeting Indian customers.

The virus can steal usernames and passwords via keylogging, stealing cookies and adding false overlays to a range of apps

Earlier focusing on countries like the USA, Russia and Spain, but in July 2022 it added several other countries, including India, to its list of targets. 

More than 200 mobile apps, including banking apps and crypto exchanges/wallets are vulnerable to this virus. 

The virus is distributed via smishing (phishing via SMS) attacks, like most Android banking Trojans.

Once the fake android application is installed on the phone, it sends the list of all applications installed on the device to the hacker


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