ICICI Bank: Mobile app malware not a threat to customers
Days after a cybersecurity firm warned of a malware breaching into mobile applications, ICICI Bank on Friday said there was no “significant” threat from it to its customers. “Whatever we have seen, the malware seems to be not very significant,” bank’s chief technology and digital officer B Madhivanan told reporters over a conference call. Quickheal had warned lenders of the presence of a malware in the mobile banking apps running on the popular operating system Android. According to media reports, Quickheal had spotted a malware that imitates over 200 apps, including some offered by some of the domestic banks. The malware is distributed through a fake flash player app and can ultimately trick the user into sharing his/her login details and password for any of the 232 applications, if they are present on the device.