Malware that specializes in attacking bank accounts returns to threaten Android users

 

The dangerous Medusa banking malware is back to threaten Android users.

Medusa is known as a dangerous type of banking malware. It disappeared from the radar of researchers for a year and now has suddenly reappeared and is targeting Android users in many countries. countries, including the US, France, Italy, Canada, Spain, UK and Turkey.

Medusa banking malware is returning to attack Android users.

Medusa banking malware is returning to attack Android users.

According to security experts, Medusa is capable of making unauthorized transactions from infected phones, monitoring keystrokes, controlling the screen, and interfering with SMS messages. In particular, the new version of Medusa is more streamlined, requiring fewer access rights but still causing serious consequences.

Applications used to spread malware include fake Chrome browser, 5G connection application and 4K Sports online video viewing application. Users are advised to immediately delete these applications if detected on their phones.

Although not yet appearing on the Google Play Store, Medusa can still infect Android phones through installing applications from untrusted sources (sideload). Experts warn that more and more cybercriminals are participating in this malware distribution activity, making detection and prevention more difficult.

To protect themselves, Android users should avoid installing apps from unknown sources, only download apps from the Google Play Store, and regularly update security patches. In addition, using reputable antivirus software is also an effective preventive measure.

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