New Android malware imitates the Uber app in order to steal your login data

Android malware

The Android.Fakeapp Trojan has been around for years, but the latest variant is one of the most sinister we've ever seen. On Wednesday, Symantec warned Android users in a blog post that one of the latest versions of the malware spoofs the user interface of the Uber app and pops up in regular intervals on the user's screen until they enter their login information. Once the user ID and password have been entered, it sends the data to a remote server.

To make matters worse, the malware then tries to cover up the intrusion by displaying a screen from the actual Uber app that shows the current location of the user. If you've used Uber before, you know that the first thing you see when you open the app is your location on the map. This trick could convince users that nothing is wrong.

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