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THESE Android apps are stealing money from your bank account

Android users urged to delete these Google apps now as they're targeting bank accounts by stealing passwords

By Web Desk
June 04, 2024
Ansta virus can be added into the app after you have downloaded it. — In Your Area/File
Ansta virus can be added into the app after you have downloaded it. — In Your Area/File

Beware Android users, these apps contain the dangerous Ansta virus, which is attacking your bank accounts.

Zscaler ThreatLabz has discovered a number of dangerous applications that contain dangerous malware that, after being installed, provide access to hackers inside phones, which they use to steal passwords, and allow them to withdraw money by accessing bank accounts.

The phone owner probably won't realise anything is amiss until they check their bank balance because everything is done remotely.

The apps are available on Google's Play Store, according to Zscaler ThreatLabz, and as a result, more than five million apps have been downloaded. PDF and QR scanners are among the most recent apps discovered to have infected over 70,000 Android phones. 

In the Google Play Store, there are a lot of harmful Android apps that pose as useful programmes like file managers, editors, translators, etc. 

These apps use a "dropper technique" to infect devices. 

The app that was downloaded appears to be safe, but later on, through online upgrades, hackers insert malware that steals money.

A Zsclaer spokesman said: "The recent campaigns conducted by threat actors deploying the Anatsa banking trojan highlight the risks faced by Android users, in multiple geographic regions, who downloaded these malicious applications from the Google Play store."