Swearing Trojan Continues to Rage, Even After Authors’ Arrest

This is one clever piece of Malware. If it's in China it will be worldwide in about a week. Be aware of this especially if you use your phone for banking. I do, from time to time, so this is going to be in the back of my head.

Researchers with Tencent Security recently disclosed details about Swearing Trojan, a mobile banking malware that attacked users in China. Swearing Trojan’s name comes from Chinese swear words found inside the malware’s code. The malware infected a wide spread of Android users in China, stealing their bank credentials and other sensitive personal information.

Similar to mobile banking Trojans discovered previously, Swearing Trojan can steal personal data and it can bypass 2-factory authentication (2FA) security. Banking apps use two-factor authentication as a way to secure access by sending a one-time code to the user via SMS in addition to having a user enter his or her password. By replacing the original Android SMS app with an altered version of its own, Swearing Trojan can intercept incoming SMS messages, rendering two-factor authentication useless.

Swearing Trojan spreads using two primary infection methods:

- Droppers download malicious payloads once a user installs an infected app on a device.
- Attackers operate fake base transceiver stations (BTSs) that send phishing SMS messages masquerading as ones coming from Chinese telecom service providers China Mobile and China Unicom. 

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