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Android Malware Steals Credit Card Details; And Ask For Selfies

The McAfee Mobile Research Team within McAfee Labs recently discovered Malware in an Android Application that collects all sorts of information for hackers to go away with your credit card.

There’s malware that requires you to prove your identity as a selfie with your ID in hand, which could be used for various purposes. That malware executes in the background it masks various apps which your already using for payments, waiting for you to open specific apps where it would make sense to ask for a credit card number.

After completing background execution it then displays its own window over the legit application where you are about to pay for your bills, it requires you to insert information such as your credit card number and 4-digits number on the back which would be enough for everyone to steal your credit.

After completing that process it will ask you to verify your identity as a security step, It asks for your Age, Birthday, Email Address, etc. all sorts of information. Later it verifies your identity by forcing your to prove your identity by taking a selfie with your ID in hand.

And done! 

By having that information hackers can easily have access to all your online accounts in minutes and go away with stealing all your information and credit. In mobile banking, cybercriminals have definitely turned their sights on the mobile platform.

Noor Qureshi

Experienced Founder with a demonstrated history of working in the computer software industry. Skilled in Network Security and Information Security.

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