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Hackers Targeting Brazil’s PIX Payment System to Drain Users’ Bank Accounts

29
Sep
2021
Hackers Targeting Brazil’s PIX Payment System to Drain Users’ Bank Accounts

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Two newly discovered malicious Android applications on Google Play Store have been used to target users of Brazil’s instant payment ecosystem in a likely attempt to lure victims into fraudulently transferring their entire account balances into another bank account under cybercriminals’ control.

“The attackers distributed two different variants of banking malware, named PixStealer and MalRhino, through two separate malicious applications […] to carry out their attacks,” Check Point Research said in an analysis shared with The Hacker News. “Both malicious applications were designed to steal money of victims through user interaction and the original PIX application.”

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