Brian Thomas

Brian Thomas

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Christmas Tech w Dave Hatter - December 10th 2021 - SPONSORED BY INTRUST IT

Android based scam can drain your bank account:

  • They indicated that BRATA, a malware discovered in Brazil, had been found in Europe
  • Hackers use BRATA to steal banking details from Android users
  • Hackers send a text message with a link to a website. This is smishing
  • The text appears to be from the bank and if the victim clicks the link, they will be prompted to download an app
  • The site also tells the victim they will be contacted by the bank regarding the app
  • The hackers call to attempt to convince the victim to download the malicious app which they can use to control your phone
  • Some of the things BRATA can do include:
    • Intercept text messages to get MFA one time pass codes (OTPs)
    • Screen recording to capture passwords
    • Uninstall other applications such as anti-virus
  • So far, it's only been seen in Brazil, Italy, Lithuania and the Netherlands, but you should be vigilant and remain VERY skeptical of any call that asks you to download something

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