shark bot, a new Android Trojan targets banks in Europe



At the end of October, researchers from cyber security firms Cleafy and ThreatFabric have discovered a new Android banking trojan named SharkBot. The name comes after one of the domains used for its command and control servers.

The malware has been active at least since late October 2021, it targeting the mobile users of banks in Italy, the UK, and the US. The trojan allows to hijack users’ mobile devices and steal funds from online banking and cryptocurrency accounts.

Once the banking Trojan is installed on the victim’s device, threat actors can steal sensitive banking information through the abuse of Accessibility Services (i.e. login credentials, personal information, current balance, etc.).

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