Please do not install this fake Netflix application

Please do not install this fake Netflix application
Please do not install this fake Netflix application
During this period of confinement, take advantage of Netflix free for 60 days is a tempting argument, and hackers have decided to use this promise to circulate dangerous malware. This is what the editor reveals Checkpoint who found the trace of a fake Netflix app that spreads only to Android and via Whatsapp.

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.

This fake app uses the Netflix logo and visuals but it is a virus. & # xa9; Checkpoint

This fake application uses the logo and visuals of Netflix but it is a virus. © Checkpoint

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.

By clicking on Allow, the user installs the malware and it will access der & # xe0; all the permissions of the smartphone. & # xa9; Checkpoint

By clicking on Allow, the user installs the malware and it will access der & # xe0; all the permissions of the smartphone. & # xa9; Checkpoint

By clicking on Allow, the user installs the malware and will gain access to all the permissions of the smartphone. © Checkpoint

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