In a major development, Search engine giant Google learned to have struck down 25 apps for phishing on the Facebook login credentials of users.
According to the French cyber-security firm, Evina the new malware steals Facebook logins and could effectively ruin your online and offline life.
Evina wrote “New ways of perpetrating fraud are regularly brought to the attention of our cybersecurity experts and we recently discovered new malware that steals Facebook logins. This malware could effectively ruin your online and offline life by making off with the credentials of one of your most valued pieces of digital real estate.”
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The above malicious apps, Evina says, collectively had over 25 lakh downloads.
The security firm further said that when an application is launched on phone, the malware queries the application name and if it is a Facebook application, the malware will launch a browser that loads Facebook at the same time.
“The browser is displayed in the foreground which makes you think that the application launched it. When you enter your credentials into this browser, the malware executes java script to retrieve them. The malware then sends your account information to a server,” it added.