(AMSTERDAM, Netherlands.) JUST IN: ThreatFabric, a mobile security company, has recently revealed that a new “strain” of malware called “BlackRock” has emerged to threaten Android OS u sers and steal bank card details and passwords and could attach itself to 337-apps including GMail and Uber #AceSecurityDesk report

#AceSecurityReport – July.17: The malware is loaded with additional code that enables it to make its way into Android phones via apps and steal personal information including bank card details and passwords: Taking to Twitter, ThreatFabric noted that BlackRock is a banking Trojan: In its report, the mobile security firm also highlighted that the malware could latch itself onto approximately 337 apps, including Gmail and Uber, which are widely available on PlayStore………..“The #Trojan is based on the infamous LokiBot that includes overlays for widely used dating, social, communication, crypto and financial apps,” ThreatFabric noted: Sputnik.Com/

New Android Malware Can Potentially Steal Passwords, Card Data Via 337 Apps – Report

Here is the categories of other apps that the malware could align with and mine the personal information of Android users:

New Android #Trojan called #BlackRock will steal both login credentials (username and passwords), where available, but also prompt the victim to enter payment card details if the apps support financial transactions.@ThreatFabric @SputnikInt pic.twitter.com/71IYvCdNR9

— Radhika Parashar (@_RadhikaReports) July 17, 2020

According to ThreatFabric, which first spotted the malware in May, BlackRock’s data collection happens through a method called “overlays”. The process involves detecting when a user is attempting to interact with an app and displaying a fake window on the top of the screen. That fake window gathers the login details and other information before letting the user really begin using the main app: Once installed on a device via any of the 337 apps, BlackRock uses an infected app to seek “Accessibility” permissions of the device to get started: The Trojan is being scattered in the Android space disguised as fake update packages offered by third party sites. It has not been found in the PlayStore as yet:

According to US-based market research firm International Data Corporation, 90 percent of India’s smartphones operate on Android OS, exposing Indians also to the risks of the BlackRock Trojan:

#AceSecurityDesk report ……….Published: July.17: 2020:

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