Android Banking Trojan Fakebank Adds Vishing Dimension

Tara Seals

Symantec has warned of a new variant of the Fakebank Android malware family that adds a “vishing” (voice phishing) angle: Once installed, the malware will intercept mobile calls a user attempts to make to a bank, redirecting them to a scammer impersonating an agent working for the bank.

The new version is sneaky too: It displays a fake caller ID to make it appear as though the call is really from the legitimate bank.

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