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17 Innocent-Looking Android Apps Are Stealing Banking Credentials – Delete Them Before It’s 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 appear to be innocuous, but they are injected with banking Trojans and, behind the users’ backs, collect sensitive information, including bank details, passwords, emails, text messages and more.

Trend Micro researchers named this malware campaign “DawDropper.” Fortunately, the Trojan-ridden apps have been removed from the Google Play Store, but that doesn’t automatically remove them from users’ phones. Check out the following 17 blacklisted apps and make sure they are not on your device.

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

Interestingly, many of the infected apps were posing as “cleaners”, photo and video editors, QR codes and document scanners, VPNs and call recorders. DawDropper campaign apps were detected installing four types of banking Trojan variants, including Octo, Hydra, Ermac, and TeaBot.

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