Malicious software in the form of popular applications targeting users of Android system




Hacker working on the theft of data and information on credit cards in Europe by malicious software that can simulate interfaces Free meals for a number of popular applications such as the application of passenger services and upper Taattbaiq Instant Messaging Watts August and shop Google Play.

And targeted malware, according to statements made ​​by FireEye Inc. “FireEye” which revealed the process, Android system users in Denmark, Italy and Germany, which are spread through phishing campaign made ​​via SMS service.

And works malware Once loaded on creating user interfaces and fake phone covers native applications, and operates these interfaces on request credit card information and then do send the data entered to the pirates.

This malware is evolving continuously, in terms of protection and security company mail noticed since February last and there are more than 55 malicious program in Europe is using this same method.

Of these malware and targeted backward banking applications, but it is now mimic the facades of programs and applications more popular, including Watts August and Google Play.

The company said that users often tend to enter credit card information through these products as they are entered in the banking applications.

And works hacker to target such applications in order to get as much material as possible and return it to possess a large base of users, as they have been targeted in some cases YouTube applications and upper and application of Chinese Wei Instant Chat WeChat.

And mayors of the pirates to send short messages with a link to deceive their victims in order to spread malicious software, the letter calls for victims to click on the link with the words “We could not deliver your order Please check your shipping information here.”

FireEye Inc. has noticed since the month of February and there are five different campaigns are publishing malicious software, hackers managed within a single campaign to generate 130 thousand click on sites that host malware.

And is difficult to detect modern versions of the malware, according to the company, the protection only six instruments out of 54 anti-virus tool able to detect danger.

This malicious software and related Boukodam present in the United Arab Emirates, Germany, Italy, Latvia, the Netherlands and connection.


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