ThreatFabric cybersecurity researchers have discovered a new Trojan targeting Android users. The malware, dubbed Xenomorph, steals sensitive financial information from banking apps and cryptocurrency wallets.
According to ThreatFabric, Xenomorph hides in the Fast Cleaner application available on Google Play, created to clean the device of “digital garbage” and improve battery efficiency. The virus-infected program was installed more than 50,000 times. Xenomorph not only collects data to carry out transactions, but also intercepts messages and allows hackers to take control of the victim’s accounts.
Xenomorph is said to be in its early stages of development and is currently aimed at European Android users. In the target list of the malware, cybersecurity researchers found dozens of financial institutions in Spain, Portugal, Italy, and Belgium, as well as crypto wallets and email apps. ThreatFabric also noted that Xenomorph contains features that do not allow you to uninstall it, so you may need to reset your smartphone to factory settings.