300,000 Android users impacted by malware apps on Play Store

In total, 4 different banking trojan malware disguised as cryptocurrency apps, QR code readers, PDF scanners, fitness monitors, etc. were identified on the Play Store.

Android smartphone users must beware of password-stealing Android banking trojan malware hidden in apps on Google Play Store, warns ThreatFabric’s cybersecurity researchers in their report titled “Deceive the Heavens to Cross the sea.”

According to the company’s analysis, the malware campaign impacted 300,000+ users and utilized malicious ad campaigns and phishing emails to lure victims into downloading the malicious apps.

4 Banking Trojans Hidden Inside Harmless Looking Apps

ThreatFabric researchers revealed that these trojans are disguised as cryptocurrency apps, QR code readers, PDF scanners, fitness monitors, etc. When researchers analyzed these apps, it was identified that the apps contained four different kinds of malware, the most dangerous being the Anatsa malware [Video].

It is worth noting that Anatsa is capable of stealing user credentials, passwords, and email addresses. Anatsa malware uses accessibility logging to record everything that appears on the user’s screen, and attackers use a keylogger to record all information a user entered into the device.

Another notorious malware Threatfabric researchers discovered was a banking trojan dubbed Alien. This malware can

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