Once the fake android app is installed on the mobile phone, it sends/ captures the list of all applications installed on the device and targets specific financial applications. (Illustration: Binay Sinha)
Several Indian banks have alerted their customers not to download apps from any source other than official app stores. Banking customers are being targeted by a new type of mobile banking malware campaign using SOVA Android Trojan.
This malware captures the credentials when users log onto their net-banking apps and access bank accounts. The new version of SOVA appears to be targeting more than 200 mobile applications, including banking apps and crypto wallets.
A number of banks -- including HDFC Bank, IDBI Bank, and Karur Vysya Bank -- have informed their customers or are in the process of issuing advisory regarding the malware.
First Published: Sep 20 2022 | 7:16 PM IST