A new virus that infects Android devices has learned to bypass two-factor authentication. Malicious software launched by hackers is capable of intercepting even one-time codes.
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Even large companies recommend two-factor authentication, as it is believed to reliably protect data. However, cybercriminals managed to bypass such a limitation, which was noticed by the security company Check Point. Hackers from the Rampant Kitten group, which first became known six years ago, are using a new tool aimed at Android smartphones. The malware performs a number of actions on the victim's device, can steal contacts and messages, launch wiretapping, and substitute phishing sites for regular sites.
It intercepts viruses and passwords starting with G-. In this format, security codes from Google are entered in the process of passing two-factor authentication. Subsequently, hackers can take over the victim's account. The malware disguised itself as an application that is allowed in Sweden and is positioned as a self-instruction manual for the Persian language. There is a risk that it will land on Google Play.