New malware impacting online banking tricks users

A new malware is spreading among online banking users, stealing their passwords by disabling any autofill functions their devices might have and forcing them to manually retype their passwords as the malware copies the data. The Metamorfo trojan malware has targeted the users of more than 20 banks across the globe, in countries such as the US, Canada, Peru, Chile, Spain, Brazil, Ecuador and Mexico. ZDNet reported that the attacks were first reported in Brazil, but have since spread to other online bank users. Citing an analysis by cybersecurity researchers at Fortinet, ZDNet said that the Metamorfo malware installs itself into devices through phishing emails. The emails claim to have information about an invoice, inviting the victim to download and run a ZIP file which contains the malware.

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