SOVA Virus: Cases of online fraud are increasing continuously. Hackers use many types of viruses to cheat people. Phishing messages are used to download these viruses to your phone.
Hackers use many types of viruses to cheat people. Phishing messages are used to download these viruses to your phone. Bank customers are being warned about one such virus. Customers of other banks such as SBI, PNB and Canara Bank are being warned about the SOVA malware. Let us tell what is SOVA Virus and how to avoid it…
SBI told the users – be alert…
SBI tweeted, ‘Don’t let malware steal your valuable access. Always download apps from trusted sources. Let us know what is Sova virus and what you should keep in mind to avoid it.
What Is SOVA Virus
According to SBI, SOVA is an Android-based Trojan malware that is targeting people using fake banking apps to steal personal data. This malware steals users’ credentials. The malware records user information when they access and log in to their accounts through net-banking apps. Once installed, there is no way to remove this application.
How does it work?
According to the Punjab National Bank website, the SOVA Trojan malware is sent to users’ devices via phishing SMS, just like any other Android Trojan. After installing this fake Android app, it sends the details of other apps installed in your smartphone to the C2 (Command and Control Server) which is controlled by the hackers. For each targeted application, C2 sends the malware a list of addresses and stores this information in an XML file. These applications are then managed through malware and C2. If understood in simple language, first of all this malware gets installed in your phone through phishing SMS. After installation, this Trojan sends the details of the apps present in your phone to the hackers. Now the hacker sends malware to the apps present in the phone with the help of C2’s list of targeted addresses. Whenever you use those apps,
Hackers can do so much with this virus
This malware can steal many types of data from your phone. In addition to credentials, cookies can copy up to multi-factor authentication tokens. Even if hackers want, with the help of this malware, they can take screenshots in their phones. Can record video. Many such things can be done with the help of this Trojan.
What to do to escape?
If this malware is installed on your smartphone, then it is difficult to remove it. There is only one way to avoid this, that is caution. So do not click on any unknown link. Always use a trusted app store to download apps. Before downloading any app, please check its reviews. Be careful while giving permissions to apps and pay attention to what things you are giving permissions to the apps. Keep downloading Android updates and you can also use anti virus if you want.