Several people are trying to make the most of the coronavirus pandemic for their own benefit. While the coronavirus has stalled, on the one hand, hackers have become very active.
Recently, some dangerous Android apps (Android Apps) have been detected claiming to help people with coronaviruses and can damage the device once installed. People have been warned not to install an app on their Android device or phone that claims to support people with corona.
Here’s how this App is dangerous for your mobile phone
One such app has surfaced called Coronavirus Tracker. As soon as the app is installed on the phone, the phone’s full control comes to this app. The app asks users for a number of things and threatens to delete all their data, videos or contacts from users’ phones if they don’t meet the demands. It locks the screen and asks the user to deposit $100 to 250 in Bitcoin.
As per a media report, Antivirus-making cybersecurity company Avast has asked the security research community to identify such apps. In addition, the company has also tried to ban fake mobile apps by making APKLAB.io its mobile threat intelligence platform public.
The company said that such apps can be easily identified by making public the customizing feeds of clean samples as well as URLs. This can also check the security of these apps.
About 35 Fake apps related to coronavirus have been detected so far. These apps have not been made viral through the official Google Play store, but are being sent to users by sending links to e-mail or messages.
Corona live 1.1 is a similar app that can read all phone messages (SMS) by accessing information such as device location, contacts as soon as it is downloaded to the phone. It can also access information about photos, videos, audio on the phone. The app is using Samsung’s official health icon.
Similarly, the malware named Coronavirus app steals users’ phone data and also tries to access their contact details or SMS. Many more apps have been identified through which hackers are trying to exploit people’s fears about the coronavirus.
These hackers are sharing apps that can pose a threat to phone devices via e-mail or message. Be-aware of such applications and if you get any such links, delete it immediately and don’t fall into the prey.