Android Virus Can Steal Passwords, Credit Cards, and Contact Lists

July 24, 2017

Via: Softpedia

Android users are being targeted by a new form of malware flagged by security company Dr. Web as Android.BankBot.211.origin, which attempts to extract financial data from a phone, but also benefitting from capabilities that make it possible to target other details as well, including contact lists and text messages.

The malware spreads using the name of very popular programs, like Adobe Flash Player, though it’s important to know that BankBot hasn’t made it to the Google Play Store.

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