Mobile Malware Blamed for Money Theft: BoT

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BANGKOK, Jan 18 (TNA) – The Bank of Thailand (BoT) and the Thai Bankers Association (TBA) warn the public against fake applications embedded with malware, which was used by a hacker to transfer money from a victim’s bank account.

The BoT and the TBA discussed and investigated the case of a cybercrime victim, whose money was transferred from his account by a hacker and the theft was blamed on a modified charging cable.

The hacker then skimmed his personal data including financial transaction information and controlled his mobile by remote access to transfer money from the account of the victim.

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