Dangerous Android malware returns, sending fake messages to target people

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Smartphone users are in great danger, as the three-year-old dangerous Fakesky malware has made a comeback with new updates. Hackers are not only stealing users' personal data through this newly updated malware but are also trying to empty their bank accounts. Information about the return of the virus was obtained from a report by Cybereason Nocturnus.



According to a report by Cybereason Nocturnus, the Fascaskai malware was first detected in October 2017. During this time the malware targeted the people of South Korea and Japan. At the same time, now a new version of this malware has been rediscovered. Hackers are targeting users from Taiwan, France, Switzerland, Germany, the United Kingdom, and America through this new version. It is expected that in the coming time, hackers can steal private data of Indian users through this malware.


According to the report, the Facskai app sends users a fake SMS asking users to download the postal app. This app works just like a real postal app. If users download this app, then they are asked for two permissions. In the guise of the first permission, this malware sends the messages coming in the users' phones directly to their servers and remains active in the background even after the phone is locked in the second permission.

Experts believe that Chinese group Roaming Mantis has updated this malware. Hackers of Roaming Mantis Group steal users' phone numbers, device models, OS versions, telecom providers, banking information, IMEI numbers, and IMSI numbers through this malware. Also, save in the phone send infected messages to every mobile number, so that other devices can also be targeted easily.

Recently an attempt was made to hack the spark app website Globussoft and changes were made to its codes as well. This information was obtained from the official Twitter account of the hacker Elliot Alderson. However, Sumit Ghosh, the co-founder of the Sparkle app, tweeted as soon as the code changes were made, saying thank you for pointing out the wp issue in front of me. This issue will be fixed soon. This has not hurt the users at all. The data of users along with the app and website is completely safe.