It is a fake message sent to contacts on his smartphone and the malware masquerades as an application called “FlixOnline”. She promotes herself through messages WhatsApp who promise “ 2 months of free Netflix Premium anywhere in the world for 60 days “. But once installed, the malware begins to steal data and credentials.
The virus automatically responds to your contacts
By giving itself the rights to phone notifications, the virus intercepts all incoming WhatsApp messages and it automatically responds with the promotion message. The link then leads to a fake Netflix site which behaves like a phishing site to retrieve credentials and credit card information.
Present for two months on Google Play, the malware has already claimed 500 victims, and even though Google has removed the application from its servers, the malware is still spreading, and it can now hide in another application. A word of advice: do not click on links sent by an e-mail if you are not sure of their origin, and only trust official and certified publishers when you install an application.
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