Android users, beware! The Xenomorph Android malware has released a new version that now steals data from 400 banks and targets 13 cryptocurrency wallets. The malware was first spotted in February 2022 by ThreatFabric, which discovered the first version of the banking trojan on the Google Play store, where it amassed over 50,000 downloads. The latest version of Xenomorph is far more capable and mature than the previous ones and can now automatically steal credentials and account balances and perform banking transactions.
Even more concerning is that the malware is now available for purchase as a malware-as-a-service offering, meaning anyone can use it to attack your bank account. If you need to learn what malware-as-a-service is, read my tip from last week by going HERE.
Here are some tips to protect yourself:
- Use Incognito and keep it updated.
- Also, use trusted anti-virus software and keep it updated.
- Install apps only from known and trustworthy vendors.
- Avoid installing too many apps on your phone and delete the ones you don’t use.
- Read reviews and run background checks on the publisher before installing any app.
- Be cautious with apps you install from Google Play.
- Use multi-factor authentication (MFA) instead of SMS for better security.
- Keep your operating system and software up-to-date with the latest security patches.
Don’t take any risks with your online security. Stay vigilant and follow these simple tips to stay safe and secure online.
If you have questions or concerns about online privacy and security, contact the Incognito Privacy Care Team for advice and support through the Incognito app. Our team are here to help you stay safe and secure in an increasingly digital world.
All the very Best,
Incognito Privacy Care Team