Hey guys, 

Another day, another cyber threat! This time, cybercriminals are tricking many users worldwide into installing a fake Google Chrome update loaded with malware. 

The new mobile malware, Brokewell, is not just another cyber threat. It poses a significant risk to the banking sector with its advanced device takeover capabilities, including remote access and data stealing functions. This is not a run-of-the-mill malware. It’s a sophisticated tool that initially lures victims with a deceptive browser update page, then steals user credentials by displaying fake login screens over legitimate banking apps. It can even capture all user actions on an infected device, such as keystrokes and screen touches, and send that information back to the attacker over the Internet. From what we understand, this malware is very professional, and its developers are continuously updating it. 

You can read the full report from Threat Fabric by clicking HERE. 

As I said before, cybercriminals are no longer operating out of the basements of their mother’s and fathers’ houses; they are big businesses, and they are making billions every year.

To be safe, do not download apps or updates from unverified sources, particularly those prompted by websites or messages that appear unexpectedly. Enable two-factor authentication on your accounts where possible and change your passwords on a regular basis. If you are concerned about the legitimacy of a webpage link, you can also use the incognito website checker, which is a function built into our application that will tell you if a website is safe or not before you engage with it. 

If you have any questions or need any advice at all, contact our privacy care team, who are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to assist you in any way possible.

Sending you all the best,
Stephen McCormack, a.k.a. Max Roberts 🙂