Banking apps on the Android platform could be vulnerable to a new malware called ‘EventBot’, said CERT-In. In a warning, it said the Trojan virus may “masquerade as a legitimate app i.e Microsoft Word, Adobe flash etc using third-party app downloading sites to get into a device”. The new virus targets over 200 BFSI apps based in the US and Europe — Paypal, Revolut, Barclays, HSBC UK, TransferWise, etc. CERT-In, however, claims that Indian users may be affected as well.
French hacker Robert Baptiste has claimed that there are security flaws with Aarogya Setu app. “A security issue has been found in your app. The privacy of 90 mn Indians is at stake. Can you contact me in private?” he tweeted. Baptiste said CERT-In and NIC got in touch with him after the tweet. Govt may issue a statement on Baptiste’s concerns soon. He had earlier exposed flaws in mAdhaar app and breached then TRAI Chief’s personal information to prove.