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What is Ghimob Malware?

07
May
2021
What is Ghimob Malware?

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A new Android malware strain ‘Ghimob’ is mimicking third-party mobile (mainly banking) apps to spy and steal user data when downloaded and installed. This Trojan virus steals data from users, primarily targeting online banking and cryptocurrency.

As of the end of 2020, it is believed to siphon data from more than 153 apps by asking for accessibility permissions and using debugger checks. And the risk is high for victims, as attackers can bypass banking institutions’ security measures and make transactions on Android users’ smartphones.

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