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Fake Facebook Lite App Infected with Trojan to Steal Users' Info
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2017, 04:07:13 PM »
Fake Facebook Lite App Infected with Trojan to Steal Users' Info
7 March 2017, 1:54 pm

A version of Facebook Lite circulating on third-party app stores is infected with Spy FakePlay Trojan. Instead of coming from Facebook, the app was actually developed by some people in China. 

According to researchers from Malwarebytes Labs, this version of the popular mobile app Facebook Lite, which is a more compact version of the original app, using less data, was found infected with Android/Trojan.Spy.FakePlay. 

The app works just as it is supposed to, but there's that extra malicious activity working in the background that kind of hampers the mood. The fake app uses a malicious receiver (com.google.update.LaunchReceiver) and service (com.google.update.GetInst), trying to pass as a Google Update. 

The researchers note tat the com.google.update.LaunchReceiver runs whenever the phone is booted, immediately running the receiver com.google.... (read more)

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