Tuesday, September 26, 2023

Apps with Trojan virus in WhatsApp, do you have them installed?

Today, WhatsApp is one of the most used instant messaging applications in the world, so the importance of users has been increasing. Since the app integrated its voice and video call function, normal calls have lost prominence, from WhatsApp you can hear better and you have the advantage of being able to see the person you want to talk to.

Despite being the most popular instant messaging app in the world, it is not exempt from being compromised by cyber threats such as Trojan viruses. From the information that is shared, it is alarming to think of a WhatsApp account hack for any of us.

For this reason, great care must be taken in what we receive and send through these instant messages since there are unofficial applications that could be installed on mobile devices with some type of malware.

A Trojan virus is known as Android.Spy.4498 was recently traced, which was included in some (unofficial) WhatsApp download versions and then distributed through malicious websites.

Apps with Trojan virus in WhatsApp, do you have them installed?
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What is Android.Spy.4498 capable of?

It is a virus known as ‘Trojan’ for Android devices. Its way of acting is harmless and steals the content of notifications from other apps. With input from other analysts, it also asks users to install other apps to see the dialogs.

If you have doubts about whether or not you have this type of malicious application that contains Trojan viruses, we leave you a list of them so that you can delete them as soon as possible:

  • GBWhatsApp
  • OBWhatsApp
  • Whatsapp plus

This Trojan virus can download apps by itself and offer to install other apps to display users’ content, asking to manage notifications. This version targets apps like: com.sec.android.app.samsungapps (in the Samsung Galaxy Store) and com.android.vending (in the Google Play Store).


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