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Anubis II – malware and afterlife

Due to the growing demand for Android banking malware, threat actors continue using Anubis even is the creator has vanished. Introduction

Besides being the Egyptian God associated with mummification and afterlife, Anubis is also an Android banking malware that has caused quite some trouble for over 300 financial institutions worldwide since 2017.

Anubis II is the Android banking Trojan created and advertised by an actor with the nickname “maza-in”. This malware family goes beyond the well-known overlay attacks by combining advanced features such as screen streaming, remote file browsing, sound recording, keylogging and even a network proxy, making it an efficient banking malware but also a potential spying tool. Effectively, Anubis can be considered one of the most used Android banking Trojans since late 2017.

As banking malware, Anubis operates by tricking its victims into providing personal and sensitive information such as online banking credentials, banking security...(continued)

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