Banking malware on Google Play targets Polish banks

Another set of banking Trojans has found its way past Google Play’s security mechanisms, this time targeting a number of Polish banks. The malware managed to sneak into Google Play disguised as seemingly legitimate apps “Crypto Monitor”, a cryptocurrency price tracking app, and “StorySaver”, a third-party tool for downloading stories from Instagram.

Besides delivering the promised functionalities, the malicious apps can display fake notifications and login forms seemingly coming from legitimate banking applications, harvest credentials entered into the fake forms, as well as intercept text messages to bypass SMS-based 2-factor authentication.

The same trojan, only under a different disguise, was recently spotted on Google Play by researchers at RiskIQ, who published their analysis of the threat in a November 9 report.

Source: We Live Security