New mobile banking virus SOVA prowling in Indian cyberspace – The country’s federal cyber security agency said A new mobile banking ‘Trojan’ virus — SOVA is hard to uninstall and is targeting Indian customers. ‘Trojan’ virus — SOVA can stealthily encrypt an Android phone for ransom. A new type of mobile banking malware campaign using SOVA Android Trojan has the ability to harvest user names and passwords via keylogging, stealing cookies and adding false overlays to a range of apps.
- The virus has upgraded to its 5th version.
- It was first detected in Indian cyberspace in July.
- The malware steals the credentials when users log into their net banking apps and access bank accounts.
- The new version of SOVA can also target more than 200 mobile applications, including banking apps and crypto exchanges/wallets.
- The malware is distributed via smishing (phishing via SMS) attacks, like most Android banking Trojans.
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