Hackers are promoting dangerous apps on Facebook.
Millions of people have now downloaded these apps.
Hackers get access to your personal data as soon as you download the apps.
New Delhi. Information has come to light about many apps popping up on Facebook that these apps are injecting viruses into the phones of Android users and hackers are promoting them through Facebook marketing. The matter of concern is that millions of people have downloaded these apps so far. According to cyber experts, they have found 12 such apps, which have been downloaded by more than 7 million people.
Cyber experts of McAfee have claimed that as soon as users download these apps, the personal details present in their phones reach the hackers. He said that there are dozens of such apps present on the social media platform Facebook and they are also being promoted. Security experts have warned users that due to these apps, the personal data of millions of users can be in the hands of hackers.
what are these apps
McAfee has uncovered 12 such apps in which such adware, spyware and malware have been found. Most of these are cleaning apps, which users install to clean the rust files of the device, so that the performance of the device is better. These apps include Jan Cleaner, Easycleaner, Power Doctor, Super Clean, Full Clean – Clean Cache, Fingertip Cleaner, Quick Cleaner, Keep Clean, Windy Clean, Carpet Clean, Cool Clean Strong Clean and Meteor Clean.
Apps are also listed on Play Store
According to the report of cyber experts, the apps promoted on Facebook carry not only adware, but also spyware (spy software) and malware (virus). To trick the users, cyber criminals are promoting these apps by changing the name and their icon. The surprising thing is that these dangerous apps are also being listed on the Google Play Store with a new name.
Millions of people have downloaded
Millions of people have downloaded these apps so far. These apps have been downloaded the most in South Korea, Japan and Brazil. However, the news of relief is that Google is removing fake apps from the Play Store. In such a situation, Google can also remove these apps from the Play Store.
FIRST PUBLISHED : August 04, 2022, 11:04 IST