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Cybercrime, Godfather targets Android users of popular financial services

Godfather targets Android users of popular financial services. Group-IB cybersecurity experts: The malware is the evolution of an old banking Trojan called Anubis and hit over 400 international targets until now

Godfather is a malware currently being utilized by cybercrime actors to target Android users of popular financial services across the globe. Group-IB cybersecurity experts denounce it. The trojan is designed to harvest login credentials for banking applications and other financial services, and drain the accounts. To date, its victims include users of over 400 international targets, including banking applications, cryptocurrency wallets, and crypto exchanges. The researchers believe the malware is the evolution of an old banking Trojan called Anubis, whose functionality has become outdated due to Android updates and the efforts of malware detection and prevention providers. Godfather’s targets include 49 US-based companies, 31 Turkish-based companies, and 30 Spanish-based companies. Financial services providers in Canada, France, Germany, UK, Italy, and Poland were also among the most affected.

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