New Android Malware Can Steal Money From PayPal

December 12, 2018

Via: Pymnts

An Android Trojan virus has been discovered that has the ability to steal money from PayPal.

According to We Live Security, the malware, which is hiding as a battery optimization tool distributed via third-party app stores, “combines the capabilities of a remotely controlled banking Trojan with a novel misuse of Android Accessibility services to target users of the official PayPal app.”

After being launched, the malware eventually asks for accessibility by asking the user to “enable statistics.” Once enabled, it will then send a notification asking the user to open up the official PayPal application, where the user will sign in normally.

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