Android New Malware: Now a new virus Escobar has been warned about. This malware can steal your phone details and empty your bank account.
Android users need to be careful once again. Android users have been alerted about new Trojans. According to the latest report, a virus Escobar has become active. This is not a new malware but, it has come with a new name and capability.
These codes are sent to the device when someone tries to login via email or online banking service. With Google Authenticator multi-factor authentication code, hackers can easily access personal and financial details of users.
It has been told in the report that whatever the malware collects, it uploads it to the C2 server. This includes SMS call logs, key logs, notifications and Google Authenticator codes. This is not the first time that Android users are being targeted through banking malware.
The Aberebot Android bug with this capability was targeting thousands of Android users last year. The Escobar is also similar but comes with more advanced capabilities. According to the report, Escobar takes full control of the affected device.
To avoid this, you have to take care of some things. Android users should not install APK files from any third party website except Google Play store. Users keep the Google Play Protect option on in their phones.
With this, it alerts you if you install any malware on your device. Users must pay attention to the permissions list of the app from time to time. Before installing any app, read the file name, source and its review.