Banking Malware Approach: Risk Factor Increased For 14 Popular Apps

There is a risk chime for Android cell phone users. Security organization Quick Heal Security Labs has recognized two managing an account trojan malware that takes money related/keeping money information utilizing the most prominent online life and saving money applications. These managing an account trojan malware are utilizing a symbol like Adobe Flash Player. Once introduced on the cell phone, malware users take individual data by the power to choose a functioning catch. Trojan has planned some applications to take user information.

The malware was shown a Fake Window, where charge/Visa data is looked for. In the event that the user signs the card number, the managing an account trojan gathers the data and sends it to a noxious server. Find out about the famous applications on which the greatest danger of managing an account malware. A malware was identified on Android, that objectives apps of 232 banks around the world, incorporating some in India.

Here are 14 Popular Apps which can be affected

  • WhatsApp Messenger

It’s a freeware cross-platform messaging application which is used almost all over the world. This App builds for transferred SMS to WhatsApp to send receive messages, calls, photos, videos, documents, contact and Voice Messages.

WhatsApp Messenger

  • Skype-free IM & video calls

With the love of all new design, supercharged with the look of latest features and a new technique to stay in touch with the people you care about the most.

Skype-free IM & video calls

  • Facebook

Facebook keeping up with friends is faster and straight forwards then ever. You can share updates, events, videos, and photos, engross with friends, colleagues and join to communities important to you.


  • Instagram

The simplest way to capture memories and share the world’s moments. Follow your friends and family to show what they are up to, and find accounts from all over the place that is sharing the things you love.


  • Google Chrome: Fast & Secure

Fast, simple, easy to use and secure web browser. Chrome design for Android and catch you in personalized news feed of articles, quick save links to your lovable sites, also downloads, Google translate built-in and Google search. So, express your love and feelings across all your devices.

Google Chrome: Fast & Secure

  • Twitter

Every people use Twitter, from spicy news and entertainment to sports, ordinary new feed, and politics, when it happens the world, it appears on Twitter first.

  • Line: Free Calls & Messages

New communication and connecting features who transmute around the world, allows people to enjoy not only messaging also with the video and voice call wherever place you find yourself.

  • Viber Messenger

Viber also the free messenger, that allowing people to send messages or call anyone in the world to connect via internet. All your feelings express with the cool stickers and emoji icon, also share photos and videos.


  • SBI Anywhere Personal

SBI launches Mobile Banking application. This application for Smartphone customer and supporting English and Hindi language. It’s safe, easy and convenient to use application with the main feature to help users manage finances on the move.

SBI Anywhere Personal

  • iMobile by ICICI Bank

Official mobile banking application on the ICICI Bank. The most protected and global Mobile Banking application and catching payment via Unified Payment Interface(UPI), also offer 170 banking services on your mobile.

  • Baroda mPassbook

To shows all kinds of Bank account related details of the customers. Who uses his account passbook on mobile phone app in a Smartphone.

Baroda mPassbook

  • Union Bank Mobile Banking

Union bank introduces very conveniently and privately access key banking services using application for Android. Features like pay bills to established payees, view deposit and check images and many more.

Union Bank Mobile Banking

  •  Axis Mobile

This application is user-friendly and safe and very protected banking application from Axis inventive features and their services pleasurable more than just banking require.

Axis mobile

  • HDFC Bank MobileBanking LITE

This application no need to an Internet Connection. It’s fast and doesn’t need a Login ID/Passwords. This app just works from your registered mobile no.

HDFC Bank MobileBanking LITE


In India, Quick Heal distinguished the rundown of banks whose applications which are being focused by Android.banker.A2f8a. This incorporates versatile managing account applications of Axis Bank, HDFC Bank (general and LITE renditions), SBI Anywhere Personal, iMobile by ICICI Bank, IDBI Bank (Go Mobile and Go Mobile+) and Union Bank. The rundown likewise included versatile passbook applications, for example, IDBI Bank mPassbook and Baroda mPassbook.

The Android Banking Trojan was found as a piece of a mobile Flash Player application display on outsider stores. This Mobile App Development approaches users for authoritative rights soon after setup. Regardless of whether a user at first denies administrator get to, the application keeps tossing fly up windows until the point that the user acknowledges. Once the application gets administrator rights, it shrouds its symbol and looks for money related applications.

This malware has been discovered hunting down 232 applications, identified with keeping money and digital currency administrations, according to the Quick Heal Blogspot. On the off chance that it gets to any of these applications from a user’s cell phone, it creates a mobile notice sent for the benefit of the managing an account application. Once the warning is gotten to, the malware makes a mobile login screen, which enables the trojan to take classified data like login ID and password for the saving money application.

The degree of information gathering by Android.banker.A2f8a isn’t restricted to points of interest on the saving money application. Quick Heal states that the trojan can capture SMSes, reveal area subtle elements and commandeer contact records, which it transfers to malignant servers. Shoppers with managing account applications on their Android gadgets must note that following Android 4.1, Adobe Flash Player has been ended. Indeed, even in the most recent Google Play Store, there is no Adobe Flash Player application accessible.

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