CBI alerts States, UTs on malicious software threat that uses an update related to COVID-19 pandemic

CBI has alerted States, UTs, and central agencies on a malicious software threat that uses an update related to the coronavirus pandemic.

Based on inputs received from INTERPOL, the central investigation agency has issued an alert relating to a banking Trojan known as Cerberus, CBI sources told NewsMobile.

This malicious software takes advantage of COVID-19 Pandemic to impersonate and send SMS using the lure of COVID-19 related content to download the embedded malicious link, which deploys its malicious app usually spread via phishing campaigns to trick users into installing it on their smartphones.

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This Trojan primarily focuses on stealing financial data such as credit card numbers. In addition, it can use overlay attacks to trick victims into providing personal information and can capture two-factor authentication details.

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