Do not download them for your own good

GBWhatsApp, OBWhatsApp and WhatsApp Plus hide a Trojan for Android whose mission is to hijack notifications from other apps to steal your private information.

WhatsApp is the most used messaging client in the world with more than 2,000 million monthly active usersbut this popularity also comes with some risks, as cybercriminals take advantage of it to include malware in some mods or clones of the app owned by Meta that promise greater personalization, but put your personal data at risk.

This is why we speak today of three WhatsApp clones containing Trojans which you should not download for your own good.

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If you have installed any of these WhatsApp clones, uninstall it as soon as possible!

A recent report on malware activity on mobile devices in January 2022 by Dr. Web reveals that three clones of WhatsApp, GBWhatsApp, OBWhatsApp and WhatsApp Plus hide a Trojan called Android.Spy.4498 whose mission is hijack notifications from other apps to steal your data and money.

These 15 apps with thousands of downloads contain malware that can steal your data and moneyBy intercepting notifications from other apps, this malware bypass two-step verification as this is normally done by SMS.

In addition, another of the characteristics of this Trojan is that of download apps for users to install posing as an update for another app you already have installed, but with totally different dialogue.

If you have this application on your mobile, you must remove it as soon as possible: it can steal your Facebook accountThe best measure you can take to prevent your Android mobile from being infected with a Trojan horse is do not download apps outside the Google Play Store because the vast majority of malicious applications, like all these WhatsApp clones, you must download from another source because they do not pass Google’s App Store security checks.