Millions of customers of Australia’s largest banks have been the target of a sophisticated cybercrime operation.
The criminals attacked customers with Android mobile phones by stealing bank details and thwarting security systems.
While millions of customers are potentially at risk, cyber experts said they cannot be sure how many people have been affected.
Digital protection company ESET discovered the new malware, known as Android/Spy.Agent.SI, which presents a fake version of the login screen when an Android user accesses their legitimate banking application.
Nick FitzGerald, a senior research fellow at ESET, said this malware attack is highly dangerous.The major banks potentially affected include Commonwealth, Westpac, National Australia Bank and ANZ.
The malware is designed to mimic 20 mobile banking apps from Australia, New Zealand and Turkey and also mocks the login screens for PayPal, Skype, eBay and WhatsApp.
Submitted by: Arnfried Walbrecht