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This Trojan virus steals bank accounts, beware

The cyber criminals they never stop exploring their opportunities to commit fraud and steal without serious consequences. In this sense, the Mexican authorities warned this April about a trojan virus what is it stealing bank details of their victims.

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Through an official statement, the Directorate of Analysis of Digital Evidence and Forensic Information Technology (DAEDIF) of the State Attorney General’s Office, said that the malware was circulating among netizens in Mexico and that they should be especially careful when receiving suspicious messages.

Specialists said that “It is a virus that is installed on any type of electronic device such as cell phones, laptops and tablets, through downloads that are made involuntarily or accidentally.

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Because they can be infect devices without the user noticing of what is happening, they need to have special care of attachments or contaminated links that are received via email, drive-by downloads that occur when visiting websites, or when a pop-up window with deceptive content such as advertising is opened.

When the banking trojan has been installed without user precaution, detects when the user uses the application or online banking account to redirect them to malicious sites that are almost the same as that of the financial institution, so that they do not notice that it is a copy and enter your credentials. The data entered on the supposedly official page is received by the cybercriminal, who now controls it and can make expenses, transfers and more in the name of the account holder.

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“It is important to note that some of these Trojans manage to access the content of text messages, which means even two-step verification can be breached to login to the account.

Given these frauds, the DAEDIF issues recommendations so that users do not fall into the trap of cybercriminals.

– Be suspicious of messages that ask the user to do something urgently.

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– Avoid downloading and installing applications from text messages or emails.

– Avoid clicking on unknown links.

– 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.

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