Beware: ‚Godfather‘ Malware Spreading Rapidly in Germany, Affecting 400+ Apps
• A new financial malware, ‘Godfather’, is spreading quickly in Germany and affecting over 400 banking and cryptocurrency apps.
• The malware harvests user data from banking and cryptocurrency apps by showing bogus websites.
• Group-IB cybersecurity researchers reported that the virus was affecting Android smartphones and targeting people in 16 different nations.
The Germany’s Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin) recently issued an alert regarding a new financial malware, ‚Godfather‘, which is rapidly spreading in the country. The virus is targeting banking and cryptocurrency applications, harvesting user data from them and posing a threat to customers.
BaFin has reported that the virus has already affected roughly 400 banking and cryptocurrency apps, and the attack vector has yet to be identified. It is suspected that the malware is able to access user accounts and wallets by obtaining two-factor authentication codes through push notifications.
Group-IB’s Threat Intelligence detected more than 400 international financial companies which were targeted by the Godfather Android banking Trojan, between June 2021 and October 2022. The virus was also affecting Android smartphones and targeting people in 16 different nations. The majority of the compromised devices were from the United States.
The Godfather malware is a dangerous virus which is capable of stealing users’ personal information such as passwords, credit card numbers and other sensitive data. It poses a great risk to users, as it can give hackers access to users’ accounts and wallets. Therefore, it is important for users to remain vigilant and take precautions in order to protect themselves from such threats.
BaFin has urged customers to be wary of any suspicious activity on their accounts and to always use two-factor authentication when accessing their accounts. It is also recommended to use strong passwords and to keep them secure. It is also recommended to always keep the device’s operating system updated, as this can help prevent malicious attacks.
The Godfather malware is a serious threat which needs to be addressed in order to protect users from malicious attacks. It is important for users to remain vigilant and take the necessary precautions to protect themselves from such threats.