Friday, February 3, 2023

Godfather, the new malware for Android that steals your bank accounts

as it weighs on us, Malware attacks on the riseWith Android as the main objective. The reason attackers are targeting Google’s operating system is very simple: It’s the most widely used system, so there are more targets to steal from.

And now, as reported by Bleeping Computer, a new banking malware called The Godfather in English has been detected and is targeting users in 16 countries, including Spain.

As reported by Bleeping Computer, about half of the applications attacked by The Godfather, a total of 215, are banking applications, and Most of them are in the United States (49), Turkey (31), Spain (30), Canada (22), France (20), Germany (19) and the United Kingdom (17).

The Godfather Attacks 400 Different Banks and Cryptocurrency Exchanges

This malware has been detected by Group-IB analysts, which they consider to be the successor to Anubis, a dangerous banking trojan that fell out of use because it was no longer able to dodge Android’s security.


but I do Some of the characteristics of Anubis are, Although improvements have been made to evade Android security systems. Once it manages to infect a device, it starts generating overlapping login screens when you open a banking app, tricking the user into entering their credentials and knowing that They are on phishing websites, because of its perfect design they are able to steal. ,

The godfather attacks 110 cryptocurrency exchanges and 94 cryptocurrency wallet apps. So we are dealing with a very dangerous and active malware…

In addition, Cyble released a report yesterday highlighting an increase in activity from Godfather, which powers an app mimicking a popular music tool (Mimix MYT Muzik) in Turkey, which is available via Google Play. has been downloaded over 10 million times.

Yes, At least one app available on Google Play has been found to be infected with the Godfather malware. How do they bypass security checks? Well, very simple: they upload a malware-free app to Google Play so it can pass control, and then they add malware in an update.

There is currently no record of other infected apps in Google Play, but we cannot verify this information. Therefore, until there is more information, We recommend that you be very careful when opening the banking app on your mobile: The Godfather is hiding…

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