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Access data to users’ bank accounts: a BlackRock has been discovered, a new malware that steals personal information.

Access data to users’ bank accounts: a BlackRock has been discovered, a new malware that steals personal information.

In recent days, new malware has been observed that is very dangerous for smartphones and all other systems that work with the Android system. Specifically, it is BlackRock, a baking trojan that has been introduced in hundreds of applications available in the
Google Play Store. This malware was discovered by the ThreatFabric research team last May, when it was revealed that BlackRock had infected 337 applications.
This banking trojan mainly attacks passwords and access data to user bank accounts, and can perform overlay attacks, send, spam and steal SMS messages, block the victim from their home screen activity, steal and hide notifications, divert the use of antivirus software and act as a keylogger.
This is very dangerous malware that puts a lot of personal data at risk.
This trojan is derived from some codes of other malware but, unlike the latter, it is more dangerous and more harmful because it is able to access all data present on the infected terminal.
In reality, becoming a victim of BlackRock is easier than one might think: if the user decides to download applications from unsecured sources onto his own electronic device instead of from the Google Play Store, he may be at risk of encountering this banking trojan.
Once the application in which the malware is found has been downloaded, the user could take lightly some requests for authorisation by leaving the consent in a hurry, but in fact unwittingly allowing the trojan to take possession of his personal data, among which password and current account data.
The advice is to avoid downloading applications onto the smartphone itself from unsecured sources, as this will create the risk of infection with BlackRock.


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