Our latest banking malware analysis

The world of malware for mobile devices, and more specifically for Android devices, isn't very different from the world of malware on Windows and other desktop systems. In fact, we can see that practically the same type of malware exists on both mobile and desktop devices.
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The old Emotet bank trojan has made headlines in recent weeks as a result of it being used to infect computers with QakBot bank malware. As of today, Emotet has been turned into a "dropper", as attackers have long been using this malware as a vector for entering and infecting computers.
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In the last month, several samples have been detected of what appears to be a new bank trojan for Android. This potential new family shares certain similarities with Cerberus and Eventbot, although it doesn't seem to be either of the two due to certain key differences, such as the encryption of the data sent and received from the control server and the commands that can be executed on the device ...
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Much of the world has already begun to enter the "re-opening" phase, and some parts have already entered the so-called "new normal", in which the idea is that we can carry out practically the same activities as before, but with greater caution in order to avoid new outbreaks.
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Ever since it was first detected back in late February of this year, the Blackloan bank trojan has been affecting users in China, Vietnam and Malaysia.
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In the world of malware for Windows desktop systems, we can find multiple categories, each of which is based on what malicious activity the software presents and how it carries it out. We usually talk about "trojans" and, more specifically, "bank trojans".
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Eventbot is the most recent banking trojan for Android and one we looked at recently in a detailed report explaining its operation and the new features it deploys compared to other bankers for Android.
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QakBot is a banking Trojan that is considered to be the updated version of the banking Trojan known as QBot. QBot was detected in 2009 and ten years later, in early 2019, Varonis researchers found a new variant of the malware that is currently known as QakBot.
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In these times of pandemic, when we’ve all been on lockdown to stop the spread of COVID-19, malware developers are experiencing what is probably one of their busiest periods.
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The initial cases have affected banks in the UK, Italy and Spain, although it is likely that banks from other European countries will soon be added to this list.
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