Godfather Android Banking Trojan Aims at Over 400 Apps


According to threat intelligence company Group-IB, the Godfather Android banking Trojan has been seen to target over 400 banking and cryptocurrency applications across 16 countries.

Godfather, which was first noticed in June 2021, is thought to be the banking Trojan Anubis’s replacement and was probably constructed using the Anubis source code that leaked in 2019. Godfather has improved command-and-control (C&C) communication and implementation over Anubis, a new module for managing virtual network computing (VNC) connections, a modified traffic encryption algorithm, and updated functionality like Google Authenticator OTPs.

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The Trojan uses web overlays on infected devices to steal login information, get around two-factor authentication (2FA), and access the victim’s account.

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