Sophisticated banking malware targets Android users

Researchers have discovered malicious software targeting online banking customers that use Android smartphones and tablets, the latest indication of a surge in attacks against the platform.

Android smartphones have become a popular target for criminal hackers looking to steal personal information and break into bank accounts.

Now, researchers at the Slovakian security firm ESET say they’ve discovered a new strain of malicious Android software called Spy.Agent.SI that could be particularly dangerous to users.