Cyber security company has discovered a new malicious Android software that impersonates Google Chrome. So far, more than 100,000 Android users have been attacked.
Researchers at Pratio, a cyber security company Found New malicious Android program that impersonates a web browser Google Chrome. In recent weeks, it has been extended to hundreds of thousands of devices and is part of a hybrid cyber attack campaign to extract user data.
The attack begins with a basic laugh trick, i.e. fraudulent messages. The target of the cyber attack receives an SMS message stating that they have to pay customs duty for a package to be published.
If you click on the web, a message will appear stating that the Chrome application needs to be updated. When you accept the request, you will be taken to a malicious website that contains a fake application and the program will be downloaded to your phone.
Once the alleged update is complete, victims will be sent to the cyber theft page for final touches. Then, users are asked to pay one or two dollars, which is an interface Gather information Your credit card.
Once installed, Pratio found that malicious software sends more than 2,000 SMS messages a week from infected devices. Messages are sent daily quietly for two or three hour volumes. Recipients ‘phone numbers are random and not victims’ contacts.
Or the malicious plan is hidden from us Mobile devices, Represents the icon and name of the official Chrome app. So far, more than 100,000 Android users have been attacked, according to Cyber Security.