Your WhatsApp data can be stolen with these apps present on Google Play Store: What should you do?

A new malware has been spotted in apps listed on Google Play Store which can give hackers access to your WhatsApp data, call logs, video files and photos stored on the device and more. Here’s what you should do?

These days, online hack has become one of the most talked about topics in the online world and while many might think that WhatsApp is one of the safest applications present on their smartphones, a new malware has been flagged on Google Play Store which can give hackers access to your phone’s data including the data from apps such as WhatsApp, Facebook and more.

According to a report by Trend Micro, the applications got listed on Google Play Store in the year 2018 and users from over 200 countries have been affected by this malware. Coming to the names of these apps, the malware was present in Flappy Birr Dog, FlashLight, Win7imulator, Win7Launcher, HZPermis Pro Arabe and Flappy Bird.

The report by the Japanese cyber security company adds that the malware is capable of stealing everything from a device which includes call logs, contacts, and personal messages. Moreover, data such as audio, video files and photos stored on the device along with WhatsApp data can be accessed with this malware.

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