Banks alert customers about mobile banking malware targeting over 200 apps


Several Indian banks have alerted their customers not to download apps from any source other than official app stores. Banking customers are being targeted by a new type of mobile banking malware campaign using SOVA Android Trojan.The malware is distributed via smishing (phishing via SMS) attacks.The new version of SOVA appears to be targeting more than 200 mobile applications, including banking apps and crypto wallets. “CERT-In has already issued an advisory to banks, and we have suggested several steps, too, to stay protected,” said Sameer Ratolikar, chief information security officer, HDFC Bank.

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