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Discover the 10 most common viruses in Android banking apps

Viruses that attack banking systems are constant threats that invade the daily lives of those who use Android. The top ten trojans have already reached 639 financial solutions applications in the world. Viruses invade the system presenting themselves as utility apps, whether photos or filters for social networks, not to mention games or fake versions of apps and software.

main targets

A survey by the digital security company Zimperium shows that the United States is the main target of hackers. There alone, 121 financial institutions were targeted by malware. Then comes the UK, Italy, Turkey and Australia.


Among the apps, cybercriminals prioritized attacking PhonePe, from India, followed by Binance and the North American Cash App.

Despite not being on Zimperiu’s list, Brazil faces problems with banking malware that has already reached Itaú, as in the case of ExobotCompact, in addition to Teabot and Exobot.

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Despite hitting banks in all countries, there are certain nations that are most targeted by hackers, such as the US and UK. Image: Shutterstock

See which are the 10 viruses that lead the ranking


It operates in the Turkish market and is able to overcome security mechanisms considered safe in the banking sector, with institutions such as Binance and BBVA.


This virus has the ability to generate new domains, applying evasion techniques to avoid detection. Among the banking institutions that have already been victims of the attacks are Santander and Barclays.


Coper has already damaged the systems of BBVA, Santander and CommBank. It is a malware that attacks the smartphone battery optimization in order to obtain an entry permission.


This virus has several occurrences in Italy and works through fake versions of Word or Adobe Flash, using downloads as a gateway.


Payment methods such as PayPal, Binance and Cash are the focus of a plague considered mild, capable of displaying fake screens on legitimate applications;


Santander and BBVA are the targets of the virus focused on the Spanish market, which is distributed by SMS.


It mainly operates in Turkey and manages to undermine Android accessibility services to make transactions on behalf of the victim.


This banking trojan is characteristic of the cryptocurrency market. In its actions, it connects to remote servers to receive commands.


It acts in a very instinctive way by recording the information entered by the user.


The attacks were mainly recorded in European banks through the installation of additional solutions in the systems.

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Preventive measures

Faced with these constant risks, financial institutions are increasingly investing in data security, keeping the Information Technology (IT) team always among the top priorities.

Among the protection measures aimed at users are updating operating systems, keeping security software active on the smartphone.

Always avoid clicking on malicious links or downloading solutions outside the official Android store. It is always worth being suspicious of links sent by social networks, as well as applications offered outside the official stores of the Play Store.

Via: Zimperium

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