Fraudsters using malicious apps to target Kochi’s smartphone users

  • | Friday | 14th February, 2020

“In the latest trend, fraudsters try to directly access the messages sent by service providers to the users by making the latter install vulnerable apps,” said a Cyberdome official. Once such apps are installed, fraudsters can remotely access one’s phone screen. “So all the data, contacts and apps, including banking apps, become accessible. Be wary of TelegramAccording to Cyberdome officials, instant messaging app Telegram is one such application that leaves users’ phones vulnerable to hacking. “It is a hotbed of malware that exposes users’ phones to cyber attacks,” said an officer.

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