25 Apps Caught Stealing Facebook Credentials Removed From Google Play, These 25 apps were stealing your Facebook data, removed from Google Play Store: Report

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Google has removed 25 apps from its Google Play Store that were caught stealing users’ Facebook data. According to Evina, a French cyber-security firm, these apps were collectively downloaded more than 25 lakh times. The applications reportedly offered many different functionalities, although they used the same method to extract users’ data. Some of the applications were available on Google Store for more than two years before they were finally removed by the cyber security firm.

Evina informed about this news through one of her blog post It was published in and first reported by ZDNet Android-apps-caught-stealing-facebook-credentials/” target=”_blank” rel=”nofollow”>Report it was done. Google had removed these apps in June after a cyber security firm reported the potential threat in May this year. Most of these apps were designed for wallpapers and others offered video editing tools and torch flashlight tools. Apps like Super Wallpapers, FlashLight and Padenatef have been downloaded more than 5 lakh times on Google Play.

According to Evina, once users opened these apps on their smartphones, they tracked which apps the users had recently opened and which apps were currently open on the phone. The cyber security firm explains that if the Facebook app is open on the phone, the malware will launch the browser loading Facebook at the same time. The browser appears at the front of the screen, giving you the impression that the app has launched it.

Once users enter their Facebook login information on this fake page, the app sends this log-in information to a remote server. This could potentially help hackers gain access to all the data stored on your Facebook account or even other websites where users have logged in with their Facebook account. Have done these.

Evina, however, has not clarified how these apps have escaped the attention of Google’s Play Protection service for so long. Evina’s complete list of these malicious Android apps Website Listed on.

ZDNet cited the cyber-security firm as saying that all 25 apps were developed by the same group.

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