New Delhi, June 29: Android users need to be cautious about a new threat, the “Snowblind” malware. The Android malware can target users to steal their banking credentials and banking data. Snowblind malware can be dangerous because it aims to steal sensitive bank data from Android devices. The malware can hide on a user's device and access personal information, which can make it a risk for anyone using mobile banking apps on their Android phones. Android users must stay alert and take steps to protect their banking data from this malware.

As per a report from Times Now, a new threat, known as "Snowblind" is emerging, aimed at Android users and designed to steal banking credentials. The Android malware is concerning because it can bypass security measures and access sensitive banking data. Snowblind malware uses techniques to remain hidden on an Android device while it collects and transmits banking credentials to cybercriminals. Android users must be aware of the threat and take necessary precautions to secure their devices and bank data. Apple Intelligence: AI With Robust Privacy Coming Soon on iPhone, iPad and Mac Systems; Check Details.

What Is Snowblind Malware?

Snowblind malware is a type of malicious software targeting Android devices. Once installed, it can monitor and steal login information and access banking credentials. Malicious apps are distributed through unofficial channels, often relying on manipulative techniques that mislead users into installing them on their devices. The malware can disguise itself as a legitimate app, which silently works in the background and can make it difficult for users to detect.

Snowblind can exploit a Linux kernel security feature called "seccomp", which Android uses to restrict system calls and prevent tampering. By injecting code before "seccomp" activates, Snowblind can bypass the anti-tampering checks and utilise Android's accessibility services to remotely monitor user activity and input sensitive data like login credentials. The malware can also disable biometric authentication and two-factor authentication. Healthcare Sector in India Faced 6,935 Cyberattacks per Week in Last Six Months: Report.

What To Do if Infected by a Malware Attack?

In case you think your device is infected with malware, take quick action. Disconnect your device from the internet to stop any data going out. Perform a full scan using a trustworthy mobile security application and then follow the prompts required to remove malware. Change your banking passwords and check regularly for any illegal transactions in your bank account. Call your bank on the possibility of a breach so that they can secure it accordingly.

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