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App on Google Play with more than 100,000 downloads brings a virus that goes unnoticed

July 9, 2020

A software security agency detects a virus that steals your banking information after it has been active for a day and has disappeared.

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App on Google Play with more than 100,000 downloads brings a virus that goes unnoticedApp on Google Play with more than 100,000 downloads brings a virus that goes unnoticed

The shops of Applications They do their best to be safe for all users. However, this does not mean that they are infallible in the face of viruses or malicious software that seem to harm people.

It recently became known that in a Spanish application called “Currency Converter” with more than 100,000 downloads, a Trojan-Cerberus virus (which is hidden so that nobody notices anything) steals your customers’ bank details.

And as if it wasn’t enough to put your trust in it, it is rated 4.7 out of 5 stars. So one can say with certainty that its users have no idea what danger they are at when using it.

The Avast Security Group was the one that detected the threat in the application and reported it after it was analyzed Google will be removed from their platforms shortly.

According to the digital portal HypertextualOne of the reasons it wasn’t recognized early was because it hid its malicious intent to go unnoticed while it was available in the store. It showed no behavior other than expected.

The app downloaded another application to the person’s phone without realizing that it was replicating a banking application. As soon as an app is called, it poses as this portal and steals the data via the software.

They confirm from Avast that the software only ran on July 6th and disappeared without a trace after that day. The application is still available in the Google Store.