Counterfeit variant of WhatsApp downloaded more than one million times from Play Store


New Delhi: The replicate and mischevious version of Facebook-owned WhatsApp was downloaded more than a million times from the Google Play Store.The fake app has now been removed from the Play Store. The original WhatsApp has 1 billion downloads.

The app was found lurking on Google Play Store as “Update WhatsApp Messenger” with developer name as `WhatsApp Inc*`.

IB Times reported late last week that he existence of the shady software was first highlighted by the popular WhatsApp change tracking website WABetaInfo, via Twitter user @MujtabaMHaq.