Fake App Attacks On The Rise, As Malware Hides In Plain Sight

By   ISBuzz Team
Writer , Information Security Buzz | Apr 12, 2021 05:22 am PST

While there are a staggering 4 million apps across Google Play and Apple’s AppStore, all it takes is one convincing fake for your phone to fall into the hands of bad actors.  

In the last year, there has been a steady rise in the number of cyberattacks involving malware hiding in seemingly innocent smartphone apps. Most recently, a fake version of the social media app, ClubHouse, was reportedly spreading the BlackRock malware on Android phones, which steals credentials from 458 services – including Twitter, WhatsApp, Facebook, and Amazon. 

While it may be getting harder to tell the difference between fake and real, there are a number of ways that security-conscious users can keep their most precious information safe.