A new Android malware has been discovered by a team of security researchers that is found to target a list of social, communication, and dating apps.

The malware, called BlackRock, is a banking Trojan — derived from the code of the existing Xerxes malware that is a known strain of the LokiBot Android trojan. However, despite being a banking Trojan, the malicious code is said to target non-financial apps.

It pretends to be a Google Update at first, though after receiving user permissions, it hides its icon from the app drawer and starts the action for bad actors.

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