TeaBot can bypass security controls, take control of your SMS, and record your screen.
Recently, malware has been spreading on Android in the form of Banking trojans and comes after Flubot, which we talked about recently TeaBot, a virus that can empty your account and it’s even able to bypass the Google Play Store controls.
This new banking Trojan follows a similar strategy to Flubot
We learned thanks to a report from Cleafy, an Italian cybersecurity and online fraud prevention company the existence of new banking malware directed to android phones called TeaBot this steals the credentials and SMS messages from banking users in Spain, Germany, Italy, Belgium and the Netherlands.
This new banking Trojan is in the early stages of development and though its activity had been known since JanuaryThe first attacks on financial claims occurred in late March and were recently discovered more serious attacks on banks in Belgium and the Netherlands.
This new virus for mobile devices continues A strategy very similar to Flubot’sby sending a fraudulent SMS message posing as a courier company like MRW or UPS telling us this We have a package pending for collection.
Clicking the link in the text message will open a webpage very similar to MRW’s and we will be prompted to do so Let’s install an application from outside the Play Store to track our package.
Here’s what we’re doing when installing this app Grant access permissions about this banking Trojan.
TeaBot uses this access to our smartphone Record keystrokes and take screenshots and thus overlay our banking applications steal our passwords and credit card information.
Like Flubot, this new banking malware can get around that Google app review system, named Google Play Protectintercept them Confirmation SMS messages that our bank sends us and even on the codes of the Double authentication with Google Authenticator.
In the event that we are affected by this scam, we must do something first Contact our bank to reset the access codes and prevent criminals from emptying our bank account.
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