“Sberbank” warned Android-users about a new way of fraud




Russian users of Android-devices warned about a new way of theft of funds from the accounts of customers of commercial banks. A message appeared on the official website of the “Savings Bank”.


Theft of the new scheme is carried out by a virus that infects mobile devices with the operating system Google. When you try to open with a smartphone or tablet bank site, the virus redirects the client to a special website trap simulating marketing survey of Sberbank of Russia. This site client under the pretext of research convenient services Sberbank asked to enter your login personal account Savings Online. Subsequently, the virus on their own, on behalf of the client receives and sends attackers SMS-passwords to enter and confirm fraudulent transactions in Savings Online.

Initially the user is requested to transfer a mobile device authentication mode enhanced by setting specific mobile applications (reference can be presented as a QR-code, or may be sent by SMS). In fact, URL leads to a Trojan. After installing the virus on its own, on behalf of the client receives and sends SMS-passwords hackers to enter and confirm fraudulent transactions.

“To protect against fraud remember: do not install on your smartphone, the device on which the bank sends SMS-message with confirmation one-time password, applications received from unknown sources. Remember that the bank does not send its customers a link or reference to install applications via SMS / MMS / E-mail-message “, – stated in the Savings Bank.


Experts also recommend to install Android-only applications from the official Google Play distribution center, and even in this case, pay attention to the permissions that the program requires for its operation.

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