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Delete Android app immediately: Smartphone application clears account


Android users should now pay particular attention. An app has a Trojan in tow that can automatically empty your bank accounts.

Android users should now pay particular attention.

An app has a Trojan in tow that can automatically empty your bank accounts.

Dortmund – Looking at your own bank account can spoil your mood.

But if all the money is suddenly gone through no fault of your own, all the alarm bells should really go off among consumers.

Maybe an Android app is to blame.

Android Trojan "Xenomorph" clears bank accounts - all money is at stake

The warning about the dangerous Xenomorph Trojan is only partially new.

After all, the malware has been spreading to Android smartphones since the beginning of 2022.

But now it's getting really dangerous (more warnings at RUHR24).

Previously, the Trojan was only able to read the bank details of smartphone users.

After an update, however, the dangerous software can automatically make transfers - even tricking and bypassing multi-factor authentication.

Thus, the victims' money is quickly gone, as reported by RUHR24.

Danger for Android smartphones: "Most advanced and dangerous banking Trojans"

Researchers from ThraetFabric, a computer and network security company, have discovered the latest version of Xenomorph.

According to them, the malware with the new update is one of the "most advanced and dangerous banking Trojans".

Meanwhile, the scammers behind the malware can sit back and relax.

Because Xenomorph is designed in such a way that everything runs automatically, from the installation of the software to the transfer (more digital topics at RUHR24).

Dangerous Trojan horse hiding behind smartphone app – application still in the app store

Xenomorph hides behind an app that is currently also available in the Google Play Store (as of March 16).

According to


this should be the “CoinCalc” app from the manufacturer Sam Ruston.

The dangerous Trojan is then installed via an alleged update for the app.

Users who have installed the CoinCalc app should urgently delete the app and never update it.


Warning about a current trojan spreading on Android smartphones.

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Targeting bank customers from ING Diba, Commerzbank, Postbank, Deutsche Bank and Sparda

The scammers behind the Trojan are targeting victims worldwide.

They are targeting a total of 400 banks, mainly from the United States, Spain, Turkey, Poland, Australia, Canada, Italy, Portugal, France and Germany.

Xenomorph is aimed at bank apps from ING Diba, Norisbank, Comdirect, Commerzbank, Consorsbank, N26, Postbank, Deutsche Bank and Sparda-Bank, as



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Source: merkur

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