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Malicious Apps Disguised as Banks and Government Agencies Targeting Indian Android Users

21
Nov
2023
Malicious Apps Disguised as Banks and Government Agencies Targeting Indian Android Users

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Android smartphone users in India are the target of a new malware campaign that employs social engineering lures to install fraudulent apps that are capable of harvesting sensitive data.

“Using social media platforms like WhatsApp and Telegram, attackers are sending messages designed to lure users into installing a malicious app on their mobile device by impersonating legitimate organizations, such as banks, government services, and utilities,” Microsoft threat intelligence researchers Abhishek Pustakala, Harshita Tripathi, and Shivang Desai said in a Monday analysis.

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