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TOAD attacks

Updated on 2022-10-14

Researchers from mobile security company ThreatFabric said they’ve seen telephone-oriented attack delivery (TOAD) tactics, where cybercriminals call and coach victims into installing Android banking malware on their devices. ThreatFabric said this particular campaign targeted users of Italian banks, and the final payload was the Copybara Android banking trojan.

Telephone-oriented attack delivery


New research revealed that malicious actors are resorting to Telephone-oriented attack delivery (TOAD), a social engineering tactic, to trick Android users into installing the Copybara malware. Read more: TOAD attacks: Vishing combined with Android banking malware now targeting Italian banks

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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