A bunch of Android apps listed on the Google Play Store were recently discovered stealing Facebook users’ credentials, running ad campaigns and collecting payment information. Unfortunately, over 500,000 unaware users have already installed them.
Typically, many available apps on Google Play Store would ask users if they want to “sign in with Facebook.” This option makes it easier for the users to remember their account details and for the app to quickly verify the users’ identity.
Unfortunately, malicious actors have exploited this system, using the linked-up account details to steal sensitive user information.
Android Malware Discovered: Do Not Download These Apps
Sources from BleepingComputer explained the nature of this newly discovered malware. They received technical advice from Tatyana Shishkova, an Android malware analyst at Kaspersky, and Maxime Ingrao, a security researcher at Evina.
The Android apps discovered with this malware are:
- Blender Photo Editor – Easy Photo Background Editor
- Magic Photo Lab – Photo Editor
- Pix Photo Motion Edit 2021
Android users are warned to be extremely careful because these apps had “passed” Google Play Store’s standards. Users who recognize these apps should immediately uninstall them now.
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