The State Bank of India (SBI) recently misled people about the Sova Trojan infection in a tweet.
This virus is challenging to remove and can covertly encrypt an Android phone for ransom.”Don’t allow virus to take your priceless stuff. Download only reputable software, and only from those sources. SBI tweeted, “Stay Alert and #SafeWithSBI.
SBI claims that SOVA is an Android-based Trojan software that targets users of bogus banking apps in order to steal personal information. This trojan grabs users’ login information.
When a person logs in to their account using net-banking apps, the spyware saves their information. The application cannot be uninstalled after it has been installed.
First, phishing SMS are used to install this spyware on your phone. Once installed, this Trojan provides information about the apps on your phone to hackers.
Now, the hacker uses Command and Control (C2) to deliver malware to a list of targeted addresses for the phone’s installed apps. Every time you use one of those apps, spyware saves your information in an XML file that is accessible to hackers.
It is challenging to remove this spyware from a user’s smartphone if it has already been installed.
The only way to prevent this is to exercise prudence.
Don’t click on any random link, then.
Always get apps from reputable app stores.
Check the reviews of any software before downloading it.
Be cautious when granting rights to apps and be aware of what you are granting them access to.
Continue downloading updates for Android, and if you’d like, you may also utilise antivirus