”There’s no telling that that innocuous-looking app that promises to improve your Android’s phone faulty battery won’t steal your money.”
A new piece of malware for Android devices is programmed to send 1,000 euros to cyberthieves via PayPal in around 5 seconds—all without the user being able to stop it.
Once installed, the malware asks the user for permission to “Enable Statistics.” This innocent sounding function actually allows the malware, and its creators, to receive notifications when the user is interacting with certain apps, and inspect the content of the window they’re interacting with. In other words, this allows the cybercriminals to take control of the phone remotely when the user opens certain apps. In this case: PayPal, Google Play, WhatsApp, Skype, Viber, Gmail, and some banking apps. Läs mer