eye! Beware of fake ClubHouse app
In the midst of the great success of the Clubhouse audio room social network, cyber attackers are using the name of the application to distribute a malware that steals the login details of different online services.
Criminals are taking advantage of the popularity of the platform and have simulated the application for the Android version. It is worth clarifying that so far, Clubhouse is only available for iOS, Apple’s operating system.
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The fake app is promoted on a malicious page that pretends to be the app’s official website, which was released in March last year. Once the person downloads the platform on their device, they keep un Trojan, which has the ability to steal access data from some 458 online services.
These include financial services apps and social networks such as Twitter, WhatsApp, Facebook, Amazon, Netflix, Outlook, eBay, Coinbase, Cash App, among others.
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“The website looks like the real thing. It’s a well done copy of the legitimate Clubhouse website. However, once the user clicks ‘Get it on Google Play’, the application will be downloaded automatically to the user’s device ”, says Lukas Stefanko, researcher at Eset Latin America.
How to avoid?
It is important that you only download applications from the official stores of your operating system. In addition, activate the double authentication factors in the accounts in which it is allowed, with this, if the attacker accesses your password, they will need an additional code to be able to enter which will arrive by text message or email.
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By last, do not forget to download the updates of the programs installed on the cell phone, as this guarantees that privacy adjustments are made.
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