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INPUT FROM INTERPOL- CBI ALERT TO STATES, UNION TERRITORIES ON BANKING PHISHING SOFTWARE

The banking Trojan known as Cerberus takes advantage of the COVID-19 pandemic and sends SMS to lure a user into downloading the link containing the malicious software.

PCP News Pune/Delhi (Spl Corres) 20 May 2020 ; On an Interpol input, the Central Bureau of India (CBI) has alerted police forces of states, Union Territories, and central agencies about banking Trojan Cerberus that lures smartphone users into downloading malicious links related to COVID-19 and then infects devices to do phishing activities, officials said on Tuesday.

The Banking Trojan known as “Cerberus” takes advantage of the COVID-19 pandemic and sends SMS to lure a user into downloading the link containing the malicious software, they said. Once when it is deployed, the Trojan application spreads, launching phishing attacks, to steal financial data such as credit card numbers. In addition, it can use overlay attacks to trick victims into providing personal information and can capture two-factor authentication details, the agency has said. PCP/IDN/DJ/09 30

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