Incognito was updated a few minutes ago to scan for, find, and remove a nasty piece of malware called ‘Escobar.’ The primary goal of this malware is to steal your banking passwords, but it can do a lot more. Once infected, a remote attacker will be able to do the following:
- Copy banking passwords as you type them on your device
- Intercept two-factor authentication messages from Google Authenticator
- Access SMSes on your device.
- Intercept SMSes received on your device
- Access Call Logs
- Access phone contacts
- Record audio with the microphone
- Track your precise location using GPS
- Send SMS messages from your device
- Initiate a phone call without going through the Dialer
- Get a complete list of accounts used by your phone
- Disable the keylock and any associated password security
As you can see, it is a very nasty tool. Please run a scan now to make sure you are not infected. If it is on your device, we will find it in seconds and destroy it. We update our database all the time, but we do not usually alert you to this fact; this one is different, though, as it can empty your bank account in seconds, so time is of the essence.
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All the best,
Incognito Privacy Care Team.