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17 Innocent Android Apps That Steal Bank Credentials – Delete Them Before You’re Next

Your banking credentials aren’t secure, according to Trend Micro research, especially if you have one of the malware-infested apps they discovered in their cybersecurity report. These Google Play Store apps seem harmless, but they are injected with banking trojans and behind users’ backs, they collect sensitive information, including banking details, passwords, emails, texts, and more.

Trend Micro investigators dubbed this malware campaign “DawDropper”. Fortunately, apps packed with Trojans have been removed from the Google Play Store, but this does not automatically remove them from users’ phones. Check 17 apps that are blacklisted and make sure they are not on your device.

DawDropper Google Play Store Apps (Image credit: Trend Micro)

Interestingly, many of the infected apps were disguised as “cleaners,” photo and video editors, QR codes and document scanners, VPNs and call recorders. The apps in the DawDropper campaign were discovered to install four variants of banking Trojan, including Octo, Hydra, Ermac and TeaBot.

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