Android: This fake Flash Player app hides malware, don’t install it!

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MalwareHunterTeam, a team of computer security researchers specializing in tracking ransomware, discovered that: Flubot malware continues to target Android smartphone users worldwide. The malware, identified multiple times last year, is designed to capture information stored on a smartphone.

Unsurprisingly, the virus is mainly trying to hijack your information your bank information, passwords or private keys It allows access to digital wallets that store cryptocurrencies. Flubot also recovers all contacts from your address book.

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Banking malware hides in fake Flash Player update

According to MalwareHunterTeam, hackers are now using Flubot fake Adobe Flash Player updates. Adobe announced the end of Flash Player in 2017. The company later committed to abandoning the format by stopping updates in 2020. Despite regular warnings from Adobe, Internet users still regularly fall prey to hackers.

MalwareHunterTeam explains to our colleagues at BleepingComputer that hackers disguised the virus in detail with fake SMS messages asking the user if they would like to download a video from their device. The message includes a link to: fake Flash Player updateIt was presented in APK format as required to download the videos.

This corrupt APK file contains the latest version of Flubot malware. According to MalwareHunterTeam experts, the latest version of the malware includes a number of new features, including the ability to send longer SMS messages. These longer SMS messages make it easier for hackers to trick their targets.

To prevent a hacker from stealing money from your bank account, we recommend that you do the following: Never click on a link received via SMS. Be careful, even if the link was sent by someone you love. Flubot is indeed capable of sending messages using infected devices.

If you think you have installed malware we recommend resetting the phone. Don’t forget to backup your Android smartphone’s personal data before proceeding with the reset. ‘

Source : BleepingComputer

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