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Top Story: Money-stealing malware tricks you with a text

Ransomware isn't the only threat that's plaguing us all right now. Other forms of malware are also popping up that you need to know about.

A Russian banking malware called "Marcher" has resurfaced, and is now affecting banks in the U.K.

Marcher was first discovered back in 2013, when it was stealing the credit card details of Google Play users. It then shifted its focus, and was found targeting banks overseas throughout 2014. And now, it's spreading even wider.

The software tricks you with a text and works by creating a fake overlay screen that looks nearly identical to the site it's targeting. Because of this, consumers have been fooled into entering their logins, bank account numbers and passwords. The software can also take over SMS messages and phone calls on a targeted device.

If that's not enough to send shivers down your spine, researchers have also discovered that Marcher can disable many of the popular antivirus programs so it goes undetected. Plus, the software for Marcher can be purchased on the Dark Web relatively easily.

 

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Source: SC Magazine
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