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Beware Google Play Users: New Antidot Android Banking Trojan Impersonates App

June 6, 2024
Contributed by: Sarah Richardson
The article discusses a new malware named Antidot, which poses a significant threat by masquerading as a Google Play update application. Identified by the cybersecurity firm Cyble, Antidot targets Android devices, infiltrating them primarily through sideloaded apps, phishing emails, and deceptive messages. Once installed, it can access various phone functions via the Accessibility settings, collecting sensitive data such as contacts, messages, and credentials. The malware employs techniques such as overlay attacks to mimic legitimate banking login pages and keylogging to steal information. To protect against Antidot, users should be cautious of phishing attempts, use reputable antivirus software, download apps from trusted sources, and adopt strong security practices such as two-factor authentication and regular device updates.
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