Credit score checking app triggers Trojan download

The main reason people get scammed and/or their computer infected online is because they can’t contain their curiosity, and that is precisely the thing on which the peddlers of a small application for checking credit scores and criminals records of Brazilian citizens count on.

The application is offered for download on a public forum and is actually very simple – it only presents the information harvested from public sites in a tidy manner:

But unbeknownst to the user, the application also downloads a banking Trojan. That’s why, say Trend Micro researchers, users should always keep in mind that a certain level of trust should be involved when it comes to installing and utilizing applications, and that they should download and install software only from verified sources.


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