The Hacker News reports that security researchers from the Computer Security Incident Response Team (CSIRT KNF) of the Polish Financial Supervision Authority have discovered a new case. Cyber criminals are targeting those people who use banking services on their mobiles.
Cyber criminals asking to update the app
As per reports, cyber criminals are sending text messages to customers asking them to update their mobile banking app.
Link sent with message
The text message being sent to the users also has a link with it. An update appears in the phone as soon as the link is clicked. Fraud is done in the name of update itself, because it is not related to Play Store or other Android App Store. The update asks users to download the WebAPK.
Doing so disables the smartphone’s browser security and installs the app on the user’s device. The report says that after installing fake banking apps on users’ phones, cyber criminals get users to fill in their banking details and empty their bank accounts.
stay alert like this
- Care should be taken to avoid such downloads or malware.
- Never sideload an app.
- Install apps only from Google Play Store or other verified app stores.
- If you are installing an APK file, check its authenticity.
- Avoid clicking on any such link which is related to updating the app.
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