With the advancement of technology, the method of scamming has also changed. Now scammers are making people victims of scams through new viruses. Users are targeted by sharing links on messages or social media platforms.
Now the country’s largest bank State Bank of India has issued an alert regarding the SOVA virus. Users have been asked to beware of SOVA virus. Your bank account may become empty due to one mistake of yours.
SOVA virus gets installed in the user’s phone. Then it starts stealing the user’s details. It also becomes very difficult to uninstall it. According to a report, this virus has targeted more than 200 mobile banking and crypto apps.
This malware was first detected in September 2021. When users access mobile banking apps, it steals their login details. Scammers send phishing SMS to get it installed on the user’s device.
When users click on these links, the Android app containing the virus is downloaded to their phone. It looks like a popular app like Chrome, Amazon. Once installed on the phone, it transmits all the details of the users to the scammers.
tips to stay safe
To avoid this, you should avoid downloading any unknown app. Apart from this, do not click on phishing links. Do not share your personal details with any unknown person over the phone. Do not share bank details with anyone