TgToxic Malware’s Automated Framework Targets Southeast Asia Android Users

Trend Micro researchers analyzed an ongoing campaign that has been targeting Android users in Southeast Asia since July 2022. Its goal is to steal victims’ assets from finance and banking applications (such as cryptocurrency wallets, credentials for official bank apps on mobile, and money in deposit), via a banking trojan they named TgToxic (detected by Trend Micro as AndroidOS_TgToxic based on its special encrypted filename) embedded in multiple fake apps.

While previously targeting users in Taiwan, we observed the fraudulent activities and phishing lures targeting users from Thailand and Indonesia as of this writing. Users are advised to be wary of opening embedded links from unknown email and message senders, and to avoid downloading apps from third party platforms.

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Source: Trend Micro