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New Android Malware Targeting Brazil’s Itaú Unibanco Bank Customers

December 27, 2021

Researchers have discovered a new Android banking malware that targets Brazil’s Itaú Unibanco with the help of lookalike Google Play Store pages to carry out fraudulent financial transactions on victim devices without their knowledge.

“This application has a similar icon and name that could trick users into thinking it is a legitimate app related to Itaú Unibanco,” Cyble researchers said in a report published last week. “The [threat actor] has created a fake Google Play Store page and hosted the malware that targets Itaú Unibanco on it under the name ‘sincronizador.apk.'”

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