SOVA is an Android banking Trojan malware that targets banking applications to steal personal information. It adds fake layers to apps. These layers help malware to impersonate payment applications. This malware was first detected in September 2021. The SOVA virus can steal cookies through logging, add fake layers to apps, and then steal your username and password. Apart from this SOVA may also perform other functions of malware. This includes swiping, stealing cookies and taking screenshots. According to reports, this virus has also been updated. It can now even encrypt all the data. This malware spreads through smishing. Smishing is a process in which fake SMS are sent to people to share details including passwords.
Tech News Desk-Several Indian banks, including HDFC Bank and IDBI Bank, have warned customers not to download mobile apps from sources other than the official app stores. Actually, Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) had issued advisory for banks due to Sova virus. After this, banks have given this warning to their customers. Let us tell you that SOVA is a new version of Trojan virus. It has targeted over 200 mobile banking and crypto apps. This virus is stealing the login credentials and cookies of the app. This malware was first detected in September 2021.