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Bank, crypto apps under attack: Everything you must know about SOVA virus

A new version of the Trojan virus, SOVA, has reportedly targeted over 200 mobile banking and crypto apps and is stealing their login credentials, and cookies

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Raghav Aggarwal New Delhi
After CERT-In's advisory, several Indian banks, including HDFC Bank and IDBI Bank, have alerted their customers to not download their mobile applications from any source other than official app stores.

A new version of the Trojan virus, SOVA, has reportedly targeted over 200 mobile banking and crypto apps and is stealing their login credentials and cookies.

The virus can encrypt the user's Android phone for ransom.

"It has been reported to CERT-In that Indian banking customers are being targeted by a new type of mobile banking malware campaign using SOVA Android Trojan," CERT-In said.

What is SOVA?

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First Published: Sep 21 2022 | 1:24 PM IST

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