Google Play Store Removed 9 Malicious Apps That Steal Facebook Data Of Users

Published On Jul 05, 2021By Nishit Raghuwanshi Rudra

A series of new malicious Android apps have been found on Google Play Store recently. These apps were found stealing facebook usernames and passwords from the user's smartphone. The applications including trojans were downloaded around 5 million times. This also throws light on the fact that the apps are popular and are used by a lot of people. As of now, the apps have been removed from the Google Play Store. In case you want to save your data from any type of breach, then you need to uninstall the below-mentioned apps from your smartphone. ALSO READ: Nokia G20 Rolled Out In India, First Sale On July 7 Via Amazon

Malicious Apps Listed On Google Play Store

  • PiP Photo
  • App Lock Manager
  • Processing Photo
  • Rubbish Cleaner
  • Lockit Master
  • Horoscope Pi
  • Inwell Fitness
  • App Lock Keep
  • Horoscope Daily
As witnessed in the research by Doctor Web, the mentioned applications have an integration of five malware types and used the same as JavaScript codes and file formats to steal Facebook credentials of the application users. The apps make people log in to Facebook accounts to remove in-app ads and get more amazing features. At this stage, most people fall for the trap and log in to the app. A Facebook login page is displayed. The malicious process starts here as soon as people log in to their Facebook accounts. The app also comes with settings to steal data and loaded JavaScript from the Command Control (C&C) servers to steal the entered user details. The data is then transferred to the trojan apps and then to the C&C servers of hackers.
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