Sitting innocently on Google Play are about a dozen apps imitating banking and payment apps, and designed to get you to download them. The mobile banking applications targeted by the malware include those from Commonwealth Bank and Wells Fargo. The issue of hacker apps isn’t new (at least in tech years). The issue is that Android consumers generally expect Google Play to be a safe location to download apps from, making them that much more dangerous.
Here at Sinu, we spend our time safeguarding critical data so our customers can focus on what they do best - running a business. But often, the greatest threats to our data security come through our email. We’ve all been repeatedly warned to check for suspicious downloads, but often Trojan horses come with a logo from your local bank or credit union.