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Instagram Users Targeted by Credential Stealers, 1.5M Downloads on Infected Apps
9 March 2017, 3:55 pm

Apps trying to steal your Instagram credentials are popping in Google Play, posing as tools that will help you get more followers. 

According to researchers from ESET, 13 malicious apps were discovered in the official Google Play store, carrying Android/Spy.Inazigram. They phish for Instagram credentials and send them to a remote server. 

The tools have been installed by up to 1.5 million users around the world before ESET notified Google and they were removed from the store. It seems that the apps originated in Turkey, although some of them used Englished localization to target users at a wider level. 

The apps work in pretty much the same way by picking up Instagram credentials and sending them to a remote server. The apps were presented to users as tools that could increase their follower base considerably, as well as the number of likes and comment... (read more)

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