New Banking Trojan Targeting 100M Pix Payment Platform Accounts


A new Android banking Trojan called PixPirate is targeting more than 100 million Brazilian Pix instant payment accounts.

The Pix payment platform was created and is operated by the Brazil Central Bank, and it’s used to make instant mobile payments across Latin America using a variety of banks.

Researchers with the Cleafy TIR Team — who have been tracking the PixPirate Brazilian banking Trojan since late 2022 — released a report this week detailing PixPirate’s intention to steal credentials and deploy its noteworthy automatic transfer system (ATS) used to make automatic fraudulent money transfers. Additionally, by abusing accessibility services, PixPirate also has the flexibility to steal credentials and launch ATS attacks across multiple bank user interfaces using the Pix platform.