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Phishing Campaign Targets 250 Android Apps with Anubis Malware

Phishing Campaign Targets 250 Android Apps with Anubis Malware

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A new phishing campaign is attempting to deliver sophisticated malware that can completely hijack an Android mobile device to steal user credentials, install a keylogger and even hold a device’s data for ransom.

The attacks are designed for mobile inboxes and leverage the Anubis malware, a sophisticated trojan used originally for cyber espionage and later repurposed as a banking trojan. Researchers at Cofense, who discovered the campaign, said the malware targets more than 250 Android apps with tailored login overlay screens used to capture credentials inputted into the apps.

Messages contain links to an Android Package Kit (APK) file that if downloaded and executed will launch a fake version of “Google Play Protect”.

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