– Keep all electronic devices protected with antivirus-antimalware.
– Keep two-step verification active in all applications.
– Use a secure password manager.
Although the fraud has been registered in Mexico, everyone should be careful when browsing suspicious pages and remember that attachments should never be downloaded mail or any other means that have not been requested, or are waiting, since they are usually “baits” so that a virus can be installed automatically in the team.
For example, these days people have also been alerted by Octo, an intruder software that embed in any application from the Google Play Store to control the device at any time without the user’s knowledge.
Once infected, the attackers take control of the telephoneWhat steal the passwords of the different banking applications that the user has installed as you enter them.
Octo can go unnoticed as an update in an app. And breaking into a phone opens the door for attackers to do whatever they want with it.
The investigation carried out by the security firm Threat Fabric has revealed how this new malware, a type of bot, is able to infiltrate applications without being detected by the system. Its automatic operation by disabling Google Play Protect is one of the first attack measures.