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CBI has issued an warning related to a banking trojan known as Cerberus based on inputs obtained from INTERPOL, the agency said. It added that the malicious software is using COVID-19 Pandemic to impersonate and send SMS to access the embedded malicious connection using the lure of COVID-19 related content.

The Central Bureau of Investigation ( CBI) has issued an warning to States and Central Agencies about a malicious software threat that uses a Coronavirus pandemic-related update.

CBI has issued an warning related to a banking trojan known as Cerberus based on inputs obtained from INTERPOL, the agency said. It added that the malicious software uses COVID-19 Pandemic to impersonate and send SMS to download the embedded malicious connection using the lure of COVID-19 related content, which typically deploys its malicious app spread through phishing campaigns to trick users into downloading it on their smartphones.

This Trojan focuses mainly on the hacking of financial details including credit card numbers. They can also use overlay attacks to trick victims into sharing personal information, and capture details of two-factor authentication, the agency said.

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