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How your flashlight or Solitaire app could be stealing your bank information

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A new version of BankBot hidden inside flashlight and Solitaire apps has affected thousands of Chase, Citi, and WellsFargo users across the world.

The Avast team has been working with ESET and SfyLabs to examine a new version of BankBot, and according to their report, the mobile banking malware could have affected thousands of Citi, Chase, DiBa, and WellsFargo users in countries like the US, Australia, Germany, Netherlands, France, Poland, Spain, Portugal, Turkey, Greece, Russia, Dominican Republic, Singapore, and the Philippines. While they have since been removed from the Play Store, several versions remained active until as recently as November 17, meaning it had plenty of opportunities to sneak into people’s phones and steal their sensitive banking information.


Read more at: Android Authority