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Cerberus Malware Improved To Pilfer Google Authenticator 2FA Codes

The Android banking trojan that entered the realm of cyber threats is now back stronger than ever. Researchers have revealed that the Cerberus malware has been improved to steal Google Authenticator 2FA codes.

In 2019, researchers from ThreatFabric uncovered a banking Trojan targeting Android devices. The malware named ‘Cerberus’ bragged an entirely new code. Yet it possessed similar functionalities as that of any other banking trojan. However, it was also capable of ditching security checks that made it desirable for attacks.

Upon reaching the target device, it gained elevated privileges by exploiting accessibility service to access other features. Moreover, it also disabled Google Play Protect to escape detection. Plus, its robust and active social media presence also made it distinct from typical malware.

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