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CBI alerts: Beware of malicious softwares and mobile apps

By IndianMandarins- 24 May 2020


Based on inputs received from INTERPOL, CBI issued an alert against Cerberus; a banking Trojan. The malicious software takes advantage of COVID-19 Pandemic to impersonate and send SMS using the lure of COVID-19 related content to download the embedded malicious link, which deploys its malicious app usually spread via phishing campaigns to trick users into installing it on their smartphones.


This Trojan primarily focuses on stealing financial data such as credit card numbers. In addition, it can use overlay attacks to trick victims into providing personal information and can capture two-factor authentication details.

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