9 malicious apps that stole Facebook login credentials have been identified in the Play Store on Android. Although Google has removed it from the platform, users themselves have to uninstall it from their smartphone.
Malicious apps are described in security report by Dr.Web. The list includes, among others, a photo editor, a program to improve memory in a smartphone, an application that offers a horoscope or a program for people interested in fitness. all special Apps have been downloaded nearly 6 million times in total.
Dr.Web Security Specified in Trojan horse programs Described in this case as Android.PWS.Facebook.13. Main The goal is to steal your Facebook login details Via a made model shown in the apps. The stolen data is used for other scams – for example, as a basis for carrying out a popular scam recently Scams “on Blik”.
Malicious Android Apps – Remove Them
Fortunately, Android users who have never downloaded any of the infected apps are now safe – Google has removed them from the Play Store. Others should, though Make sure to remove Trojan apps from your smartphones. Recognized software that has been found to steal Facebook logins and passwords include:
- Image Processing
- Keep lock app
- rubbish cleaner
- Horoscope Daily
- B towers
- App lock manager
- Locket Master
- Enoil Fitness
- PiP image
This example is proof of that The security of official app stores is still not perfect. As you can see, even if the user cares about his safety and does not install programs on the smartphone from external sources, he may still be prey to clever scammers who will try to steal data.