Fake bank apps found on Google Play

July 27, 2018

The official Google Play app store has again been found harboring malicious apps, this time fake banking apps that steal credit card credentials and other banking information.

The attackers behind these apps are targeting the customers of three Indian banks by promising to increase credit card limits. Instead, those who download the app are likely to have their payment card information and internet banking credentials taken when they fill out fake application forms, ESET said in a report.

Making matters worse for the victims, ESET discovered, is that their information is also leaked online, in plain text, via an exposed server.

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