A new variant of the Metamorfo banking malware is on the loose targeting a wider range of financial institutions than the original version tricking the victims into typing in sensitive information which it then steals.

Fortinet’s FortGuard Labs captured an example of the newest edition noting that unlike its predecessor, which only aimed at Brazilian banks, this model is hitting financial institutions across a wide swath of the globe. These include 20 financial institutions in multiple countries, including the U.S., Canada, Peru, Chile, Spain, Brazil, Ecuador, Mexico, and others.

However, from a technical standpoint Metamorfo 2.0 does share some similarities with the first model.

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