The Godfather malware first appeared in December and was reported to target Android users in over 16 countries.
German financial regulators have warned all organizations and consumers about the “Godfather” malware, which reportedly attacked more than 400 banking and cryptocurrency apps worldwide.
The malware has also affected banking applications in Germany, causing problems since the first attack in December.
Built like a Trojan horse, Godfather is even more dangerous as it can easily and unnoticed record large amounts of sensitive user data before sending it back to cyber criminals.
Regarding the Godfather malware, the German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin) said that Godfather currently only logs user inputs in cryptocurrency and banking applications.
In addition to logging sensitive information, Godfather can also send fraudulent two-factor authentication codes via mobile notifications. Once activated, cybercriminals have full access to cryptocurrency wallets and banking applications.
Concerned about the spread of The Godfather, the Federal Information Security Office (BSI) has published guidelines on how users can protect themselves from such malicious programs. This guide can be easily found on her BSI website and will help you protect yourself from various hacking techniques.
Warnings about the Godfather malware first appeared in December, reportedly targeting his Android users in more than 16 countries.
According to security researchers, the Godfather malware has undergone many code upgrades and is much more malicious than the 2021 version.