The Trojan known as FlyTrap was detected in March. They knew about its execution on Android but had not noticed the threat to Facebook.
Technology advances, they develop better cellular and desktop devices; they improve functions in operating systems and increase security measures. All this paraphernalia continue suffering the same problems: vulnerability to malware. A recent one, the evil Trojan, has a presence on Android. According to a security firm, it has been registered in at least 140 countries. And worst of all: it compromises more than 10 thousand Facebook accounts and other applications.
The information is revealed by the security firm Zimperium. Accordingly, they detail that the Trojan malware acts under the code name FlyTrap. They also detail that its 10,000 victims are spread across several programs. In addition to Facebook, there are other social networks, third-party application stores, and other downloaded apps. It is at this time when it is strongly recommended not to download anything from third-party stores. Always, but always go through official channels.
FlyTrap is malware that was detected in March of this year. Therefore, software companies immediately acted with security patches to protect their users. However, the aforementioned firm investigated undetected application components and there it found the unwanted tricks of this virus.
The malware is part of a family of Trojans that employ social engineering tricks to compromise Facebook accounts. Evidence gathered by the same firm indicates that this is part of a malicious virus campaign being installed from outside Vietnam.
Attention on Google, Android, and Facebook
The malware was distributed through applications in third-party virtual stores. But also in some apps present in the Google Play Store. The firm then informed Google developers. They corroborated the veracity of the report and set about removing these programs from their gallery.
The security software company details in the report are submitted to Google the scope of this Trojan on Android. First, and perhaps most importantly, it detects Facebook identification. In the same way, it violates issues such as location, email address, IP address, and the cookies and tokens associated with the social network account.
They get in for soccer, entertainment, and free stuff
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The security firm shares the apps or promotions by which this malware got into the cell phones of their victims. They used fake Netflix coupons, Google AdWords coupon codes, and an unusual vote for the best soccer team or player in the world. There is also an app offering alleged plans to attend Euro 2020, which took place just over a month ago.