Latest Android banking malware threat intel and detection
1) Latest Android banking malware threat intel
Since early 2014 mobile banking malware has been on the rise. This type of malware currently only targets the Android platform because of its large market share (>85%) and open ecosystem, in which it is relatively easy to infect devices.
The details usually differ for every attack, especially between different malware families, but the infection vector has remained the same: either trick the user into installing a malicious application from the Google Play Store, or (through some elaborate social engineering) trick the user into installing an application directly from the attacker’s server.
Once the device is infected many things can happen. So far all banking malware shares the same attack vector: when a targeted application is opened by the user it shows a screen asking either specific information for the targeted app (like login credentials) or a generic “please give your credit card details” screen. If a user fills in the requested information it is sent to the attackers who can then use it to perform financial fraud.
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2) Protect your Android users
CSD for Android is an Android library created by Securify that can be integrated easily into any existing Android app. One of the features of the library is that it will detect overlays that are projected over the running app (malware attack vector). Such a detection will trigger an alert which is sent to the CSD server where it can be judged by a malware analyst and (automatically) forwarded to any fraud analysis system. Using YARA rules the overlay trigger (or detection of other suspicious behaviour) can be combined with other variables to lower false positive rates and make fraud detection more effective.
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