Overlay Malware Leverages Chrome Browser, Targets Banks and Heads to Spain

Researchers are warning of a remote overlay malware attack that leverages a fake Chrome browser plugin to target the accounts of banking customers in Spain.

Grandoreiro is a type of remote overlay banking trojan, designed to help attackers overtake devices and display a full-screen overlay image when victim accesses their online banking account. In the background, meanwhile, the attacker initiates a fraudulent money transfer from the compromised account. The Grandoreiro malware, at the heart of this attack, is commonly known for exclusively targeting banking customers in Brazil – so this latest attack shows its operators expanding to victims in new countries.

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Source: ThreatPost