New MaliBot Android Malware Found Stealing Personal, Banking Data

MaliBot Android Malware is also capable of bypassing 2FA (Two-factor authentication).

F5 Labs researchers have discovered a new Android malware family that can exfiltrate personal and financial data after compromising devices. According to researchers, the malware can not only bypass multi-factor authentication processes, but can also steal banking data, passwords, and cryptocurrency wallets.

It is worth noting that the malware is distributed through fraudulent websites and tricks victims into downloading it, thinking it is a popular cryptocurrency tracking app. It is also distributed through smishing.

Furthermore, researchers have identified two malicious sites distributing MaliBot. One of them is a fake version of TheCryptoApp that boasts over a million downloads on the Google Play Store.

Details of MaliBot

F5 Labs has dubbed the Android malware MaliBot. This powerful malware disguised as a cryptocurrency mining application may pretend to be another app or a Chrome browser. It asks the user for accessibility and launcher permissions when downloaded to monitor the device and carry out its malicious operations.

MaliBot uses a Virtual Network Computing (VNC) server implementation to gain control of the infected devices. Once it infects a device, it starts exfiltrating financial data and steals PII (personally identifiable information) and cryptocurrency

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