If your mobile phone’s fingerprint reader doesn’t work, be careful because you could be in danger: here’s what’s happening.

Every day, new threats emerge regarding possible hacker attacks and moves by malicious actors aiming to steal sensitive data and personal information. In particular, in the last period we are talking about a threat to which you should pay your utmost attention. Because it works in a different mode than usual.

If the fingerprint reader on your mobile phone doesn’t work, watch out for malware

That is, via the mobile phone’s fingerprint reader. If you notice that it no longer works as it should, is faulty, or doesn’t even work at all, then you may have been attacked by a dangerous malware that wants to steal the PIN codes of unsuspecting victims and thus gain access to all the hidden and apparently encrypted data on your phone. Here’s what to do to find out immediately if you have been attacked and how to best defend yourself.

Fingerprint reader doesn’t work: be careful, it could be malware

The cybersecurity researchers at ThreatFabric raised the alarm. According to what has emerged, there is a malware called Android Chameleon which has recently been updated and gives hackers the opportunity to proceed in an increasingly dangerous way to hack victims’ cell phones and access very dangerous sensitive and personal information.

The dangerous malware that does not make the fingerprint reader on your cell phone work

Notably, it appears that the virus can now even disable the fingerprint unlock feature. Thus proceeding to be able to steal people’s PINs and access all the relevant data. But that’s not all because, again according to what security experts have gathered, the malware will now analyze the operating system first. And if it is Android 13 or later, the victim will be asked to activate accessibility services. Complete with a guided process, before being able to carry out unauthorized actions.

You have to be very careful especially since we are talking about a banking trojan. Which therefore has as its primary objective that of violating people’s bank accounts and emptying them completely. Pay particular attention to those unofficial apps downloaded via APK online and which links and attachments you open via email or SMS. The risk is always around the corner, especially now that the new version of Chameleon has also expanded to other territories such as the United Kingdom and Italy.