It has been reported that the source code of Exobot, an Android banking Trojan, has been leaked online. The malware has spread rapidly, targeting Android users via malicious apps.
Thomas Richards, Associate Principal Consultant at Synopsys:
“Now that the source code for the Trojan has been released, other hackers or criminal organisations can create new variants. By making new variants, the Trojans might bypass signature based anti-malware detection on mobile devices. Additionally, the hackers/criminal organisations can make changes and feature additions to the Trojan. Users should only install applications from verified sources. For Android, this is the Google Play Store.”