Google removes a fake ‘Netflix’ app that’s been spreading malware via WhatsApp

Google removes a fake ‘Netflix’ app that’s been spreading malware via WhatsApp

April 7, 2021 Off By OUHBsujLSQ

Google has removed a fake Netflix app from the Play Store that aimed to spread malware by automatically responding to your WhatsApp messages. Earlier this year, the security firm Check Point Research, found that an app named FlixOnline was assuming the look of Netflix, and promising two months of free subscription through WhatsApp messages. However, a link attached to these messages would redirect you to a site to just capture your details, including your credit card. Here’s how the malware worked. Once you installed the FlixOnline app from the Play Store, it asked for mainly three types of permissions: screen overlay,…

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