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New Vultur malware hidden in Android app on Google Play Store

Updated on 2022-11-09

The Vultur Android banking trojan attained 100,000 downloads on the Google Play Store, stated an advisory by Cleafy. It masquerades as a fake utility app and can evade Google Play defenses. Read more: Vultur Android Banking Trojan Reaches 100,000+ Downloads on Google Play Store

Updated on 2022-11-07: Vultur

Mobile security firm Cleafy said it found a version of the Vultur malware hidden inside an Android app uploaded on the official Google Play Store. The app, which claimed to allow users to recover deleted files, was downloaded more than 100,000 times, the company said. Read more: The Android Malware’s Journey: From Google Play to banking fraud

Updated on 2022-10-31: Droppers on the Play Store

ThreatFabric researchers have published a report on the recent tricks used by Android droppers to bypass the new Android 13 security features and deploy their malware on the Play Store. The company is reporting on campaigns that infected at least 130,000 users with bankers like Sharkbot and Vultur.

Evolution of droppers

Updated on 2022-10-30: Android malware dropper on Google Play

Researchers at Threat Fabric found a new set of Android malware droppers in Android’s app store, Google Play. The offending apps themselves don’t contain malicious code so they can slip through Google’s security checks easier, but then pull in malware once they’re installed on a user’s device. Three apps disguising droppers were installed more than a hundred thousand times. Bleeping Computer has more. Read more: Android malware droppers with 130K installs found on Google Play


Several apps on the Google Play Store were found to be infected by a set of Android malware droppers that deployed SharkBot and Vultur banking trojans. These malicious apps have been downloaded over 130,000 times. Read more: Malware wars: the attack of the droppers

Alex Lim is a certified IT Technical Support Architect with over 15 years of experience in designing, implementing, and troubleshooting complex IT systems and networks. He has worked for leading IT companies, such as Microsoft, IBM, and Cisco, providing technical support and solutions to clients across various industries and sectors. Alex has a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the National University of Singapore and a master’s degree in information security from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is also the author of several best-selling books on IT technical support, such as The IT Technical Support Handbook and Troubleshooting IT Systems and Networks. Alex lives in Bandar, Johore, Malaysia with his wife and two chilrdren. You can reach him at [email protected] or follow him on Website | Twitter | Facebook

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