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Cybercrime, fake Tik Tok app spreads an Android spyware

Zscaler cyber security experts: An Android spyware has been spread by cybercrime, exploiting Tik Tok and the fears of a possible ban in United States. The malware simulates a faulty software, but meanwhile hides in the device and start working. It’s brain is the “MainService”

An Android spyware has been spread by cybercrime, exploiting Tik Tok and the fears of a possible ban in United States. It has been discovered by Zscaler cyber security experts. The name of the malicious appi is “Tik Tok Pro” and, as soon as a user tries to open it, it launches a fake notification to make the victim believe the application to be faulty. Furthermore, the icon soon disappears. But meanwhile, it hides itself and start working. The malware has a lot of cabalilities in addition to spy and exfliltrate target’s data. They include steal and send SMS messages, steal the victim’s location, capture photos and screenshots, execute commands, call phone numbers, initiate other apps,  steal Facebook credentials, etc. It’s core is the “MainService”, that controls almost everything—from stealing the victim’s data to deleting it.

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