Android Mobile Virus for Phishing found in South Korea

A Phishing malware operating int he Android mobile platform has been detected in South Korea. McAfee Mobile Security detects this threat as Android/FakeBankDropper.A and Android/FakeBank.A and alerts mobile users if it is present

This new trojan targets, South-Korean bank users with a  fake message that asks users to install the new anit-malware protection. The message carries a link which installs an application replacing the genuine bank application. On installation, the trojan asks users to enter the banking credentials such as account number, password, Internet banking ID, social security number.  The collected info is later sent to remote server.

What is today observed in the South Korean market may tomorrow enter the Indian market also. Bankers who areMobile  promoting mobile banking in India needs to take note. recommends customers of Banks not to use Mobile Banking untill the mobile security scenario matures.


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About Vijayashankar Na

Naavi is a veteran Cyber Law specialist in India and is presently working from Bangalore as an Information Assurance Consultant. Pioneered concepts such as ITA 2008 compliance, Naavi is also the founder of Cyber Law College, a virtual Cyber Law Education institution. He now has been focusing on the projects such as Secure Digital India and Cyber Insurance
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