Android malware app spying on WhatsApp users

As per Check Point research team, an android malware app called Flixonline, which was downloadable through the Play store, allowed users to watch global Netflix content free of cost. But in reality, spying on the WhatsApp users. The message that it sent to the users read,

“2 Months of Netflix Premium Free at no cost For REASON OF QUARANTINE (CORONA VIRUS) * Get 2 Months of Netflix Premium Free anywhere in the world for 60 days. Get it now HERE https://bit[.]ly/3bDmzUw.”

The fraudulent app looked exactly like Netflix application and was downloaded several times before it was removed by Google. Once downloaded it was capable of stealing WhatsApp conversations and spread it self via automated replies to incoming messages with malicious content. It also had the capability to dismiss or reply to messages.

Be safe, avoid clicking on links and downloading attachments from unknown sources. Never forget to cross check the details received via WhatsApp or other messaging apps.