Malicious Apps Disguised as Banks and Government Agencies Targeting Indian Android Users


Users of Android smartphones in India are the target of a recent malware campaign that uses social engineering tricks to trick users into installing fake apps that collect private information. The operation’s main objective is to obtain personal information such as account credentials, payment card information, and banking information.

According to a Monday analysis by Microsoft threat intelligence researchers Abhishek Pustakala, Harshita Tripathi, and Shivang Desai, “attackers are using social media platforms like WhatsApp and Telegram to send messages designed to lure users into installing a malicious app on their mobile device by impersonating legitimate organizations, such as banks, government services, and utilities.”

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