Fake The Interview Android app infecting phones, stealing bank details.
The latest news is that a malicious Android app, which promises users a free download of the movie, is actually an Android Trojan that is stealing bank details and other important data from smartphones, according to researchers from McAfee and the Centre of Advanced Security Research.
Speaking of the The Interview Android app, security expert Graham Cluley, an independent security expert who works with McAfee, wrote in his blog: “It contains an Android Trojan detected by McAfee products as Android/Badaccents. Android/Badaccents claims to download a copy of The Interview but instead installs a two-stage banking Trojan onto victims’ devices.”
Cluley goes onto say that The Interview Android app has already been downloaded more than 20,000 times and “targets customers of a number of Korean banks, as well as one international bank (Citi Bank).”
Although appearing to affect mainly Koreans, it is worth being wary of this. Only download from SAFE sources.
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