Security Alerts & News
by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#1148 Android banking malware blocks victims’ outgoing calls to customer service
In March 2016, newer variants of the Android.Fakebank.B family arrived with call-barring functionality. The feature aims to stop customers of Russian and South Korean banks from cancelling payment cards that the malware stole. The latest version of the threat shows how Android banking malware continues to evolve.

Once installed, the new Android.Fakebank.B variants register a BroadcastReceiver component that gets triggered every time the user tries to make an outgoing call. If the dialed number belongs to any of the customer service call centers of the target banks, the malware programmatically cancels the call from being placed.
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#1148 Android banking malware blocks victims’ outgoing calls to customer service
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