Published on January 15th, 2016 📆 | 7506 Views ⚑


Android Bankosy: A Malware That Uses Call Forwarding To Intercept Voice Calls

Android Bankosy: A Malware That Uses Call Forwarding To Intercept Voice Calls

Online theft has been increased tremendously in the world. Somewhere it’s related to e-mail, social networking account, credit card information, etc.

The Android Bankosy malware that is one kind of Online theft that uses call forwarding to intercept voice calls with the passcode. This malware is a dangerous Trojan virus programs which attacks computer system and usually bundled with free download and becomes active when user download it. It can also distribute to another system by e-mail attachments. Once the installation is done Start-up items will be changes as soon as it comes so that it can be activated when users boot their computers and PC system will also become extremely slowly due to this infection.

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A crucial defense for online banking applications is only the One-Time passwords. According to new research from Symantec, it is now being intercepted by the Android Bankosy malware which is a part of so-called two-factor authentication systems.
Online banking actions require One-Time passwords which are sent over SMS but also can be delivered via an automated phone call. But Bankosy malware has been updated to forward all calls to the attackers and disable and enable the silent mode of affected user’s phone. In July 2014, Bankosy has been detected by the Symantec.

How They Accomplish Their Task:
If we use the service code in the format *21*[destination number]# then we can easily forward the calls and Vice-Versa for disabling it use the service code #21#

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