TeaBot Android Banking Trojan continues its global conquest with new upgrades

The TeaBot Remote Access Trojan (RAT) has been upgraded, leading to a huge increase in both targets and spread worldwide.

On March 1, the Cleafy research team said TeaBot now targets over 400 applications, pivoting from an earlier focus on “smishing” to more advanced tactics.

Smishing attacks are used to compromise mobile handsets via spam text messages containing malicious links. It is often the case that these links — pretending to be from your bank, social media network, or a delivery company, for example — will lead victims to fraudulent websites that request their personal data and account credentials.

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Source: ZDNet