Fraudulent applications of SBI (State Bank of India), ICICI India Ltd., Axis Bank, Citi and other large banks are accessible on Google Play, which may have stolen information of thousands of bank clients, asserts a report by an IT security firm.
These phony android applications have the logo of individual banks which makes it troublesome for clients to separate between the phony and unique applications, it said.
The report additionally said that the beguiling malware in these applications may have stolen a large number of clients’ record and credit card information. At the point when they were reached for comments, a portion of the banks made reference to in the report said they have not encountered such phony applications.
In any case, a few banks have begun to request and furthermore informed the CERT-In – the national nodal office for reacting to PC security occurrence. The phony applications targeted add up to seven banks like SBI, ICICI, Axis Bank, Indian Overseas, BoB, Yes Bank and Citi Bank, the report said.
Another loan specialist, Yes Bank, said it has educated the bank’s digital misrepresentation division about the issue.
Nonetheless, the nation’s biggest loan specialist State Bank of India’s reaction was anticipated.
There were no quick remarks from ICICI Bank and Axis Bank.
As indicated by the report, the applications tricked unfortunate casualties to download and utilize them, either by taking on the appearance of Internet applications or e-wallets, promising prizes, including money back on several buys, free versatile information or premium free credits.
Some even professed to a somehow hard-to-believe benefit, empowering clients to withdraw money from an ATM and have it conveyed to their doorstep.
“Tricky malware may have stolen a great many Indian bank clients account information or Mastercard numbers,” said by a statement from the IT security firm.
Counterfeit applications are not new to Android and this kind of malware will keep on discovering its way into the android application store, it said.
“Some are unmitigated duplicates of genuine applications, while a couple are significantly more unsafe as they seed malware and take information from client accounts. Clients ought to dependably utilize antivirus programming, which gives malware assurance and web security to keep clients shielded and prevent these phony applications from taking information,” it said.