This Dangerous Android Spyware Can Affect Millions of Devices

An updated version of the Banker Android (opens in new tab) Spyware has been detected, stealing the victim’s banking information and in some cases even money.

According to cybersecurity researchers at Microsoft (opens in new tab), an unknown threat actor has launched a smishing campaign (SMS phishing) to try to trick people into installing TrojanSpy:AndroidOS/Banker.O. This is malware (opens in new tab) variant capable of extracting all kinds of sensitive information, including two-factor authentication (2FA) codes, account credentials, and other personally identifiable information (PII).