These APPS steals your Bank Details on Your Android Device.

According to ThreatFabric researchers, 12 malicious Android apps on the Google Play Store steal people’s bank account details and have been downloaded 300,000 times.

In a blog post, cyber security experts stated that these apps only serve malicious software content via third-party sources after being downloaded from the Google Play Store.

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According to researchers, these apps are part of four malware families – Anatsa, Alien, Hydra, and Ermac – that are designed to steal users’ bank passwords as well as two-factor authentication codes. The malware continues to record what you type and to take screenshots of users’ phones.

These apps entice users by providing additional content via third-party updates. According to the researchers, “in some cases, malware operators are said to have manually triggered malicious updates after tracking the geolocation of infected devices.”

There are, however, precautions you can take to avoid the unintentional installation of malware on your device. In this case, the most important thing to do is to download an effective antivirus that can scan and monitor every new downloaded application for any suspicious activity.

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