This dangerous Android spyware could affect millions of devices


An updated version of the Banker Android (opens in new tab) spyware has been detetcted, stealing victim’s banking details and possibly even money in some cases. 

According to cybersecurity researchers from Microsoft (opens in new tab), an unknown threat actor has initiated a smishing campaign (SMS phishing), through which it tries to trick people into downloading TrojanSpy:AndroidOS/Banker.O. This is a malware (opens in new tab) variant that’s capable of extracting all sorts of sensitive information, including two-factor authentication (2FA) codes, account login details, and other personally identifiable information (PII). 

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