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Watch out for attacks attempting to take advantage of the lockdown-induced surge in mobile banking use
As the use of mobile banking apps surges during COVID-19 lockdowns, so does the risk that these platforms will be exploited by cybercriminals,  warns  the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3).
Citing estimates by US financial technology providers, the Bureau’s online fraud wing said that more than 75 percent of Americans used mobile banking in some form in 2019. Since the start of this year, a 50-percent spike in the usage of banking apps has been observed.
The move to mobile banking hasn’t escaped the attention of cybercriminals, and IC3 expects crooks to deploy various techniques to target mobile banking customers; mainly through app-based banking trojans and fake banking apps.
While both have the same goal – steal credentials for the victims’ bank accounts and ultimately money from them – their strategies in achieving it are quite different. ESET malware researcher Lukáš Štefanko recently drew a clear distinction between the two when bringing clarity to the murky waters of Android banking malware .
“Banking trojans are devious – they try to make users install them by pretending they are something fun or useful, but definitely totally harmless. Think games, battery managers and power boosters, weather apps, video players, and so on.” These apps bide their time before striking when a person least expects it, sliding a fake login screen over a legitimate banking app and stealing the credentials.
Fake banking apps, however, are more straightforward – they try to convince you that they are the real deal. “Once installed and launched, they lead with a login form, just like a real banking app would. And, as you probably already guessed, the credentials submitted into the form are harvested,” Štefanko notes.
To lower the chances of falling prey to the threat, there are a number of rules you should follow:
Navigating the murky waters of Android banking malware
How to protect yourself as the threat of scam apps grows
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