BlackRock malware steals password, credit card details from 337 Android apps

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News: A new Android malware named BlackRock has been discovered that steals data such as password and credit card details from apps such as Gmail, Amazon, Netflix, Uber and more.

Facts:

  • Blackrock: It is a Trojan malware that is based on the source code of the Xeres malware, itself derived from malware called LokiBot.
  • How does it work? It uses a method called ‘overlays’ to trick users into filling in their log-in details and card details to start using a legitimate app.These overlays are fake windows that pop up when a user is trying to log into an app.

Additional Facts:

  • Trojan horse: It is a malware that disguises itself as a normal file or program to trick users into downloading and installing malware.
  • Malware (malicious software):It refers to any kind of software that is designed to cause damage to a single computer, server or computer network.