New Delhi: Octo, a new malware that is said to be capable of stealing bank details of smartphone users, is now seen in a dangerous room. Now smartphone users are being updated about new malware that can vacate accounts by misusing users’ bank details. What’s even more shocking is that the malware entered his smartphone through apps downloaded from the Google Play Store. According to media reports, it has damaged more than lakhs of phones. Here we are telling you that you can save your smartphone and banking details. Octo Malware How can you keep it safe?
Octo Malware is a variant of Trojan ExobotCompact and it hides inside safe-appearing apps on Google Play Store. Once users install this app, it starts stealing details from their phone. Users see a black screen which is actually fake so they think that the phone has stopped working.
According to a report by fraud detection company ThreatFabric, Octo malware is being sold on the dark web. This means that hackers can buy malware to infect more apps than malware.
Octo is also said to be able to bypass Google’s Play Protect. It is actually a smart and dangerous malware. Smartphone users should be careful while installing low information apps on their smartphones. To confirm that you’re only downloading safe and secure apps to your smartphone, you can turn on ‘Scan apps with Play Protect and improve harmful app detection’.
Many apps have already been found infected with Octo malware. If you have downloaded any of them then you should uninstall them immediately. The apps listed here are Pocket Screencaster, Fast Cleaner 2021, PostBank Security and BAWAG PSK Security.