Spread of Malware via WhatsApp by a fake Netflix app on Google Play.
This malware was designed to listen for incoming WhatsApp messages and automatically respond to any that the victims receive, with the content of the response crafted by the adversaries. The responses attempted to lure others with the offer of a free Netflix service, and contained links to a fake Netflix site that phished for credentials and credit card information, researchers said. It was also able to self-propagate, sending messages to users’ WhatsApp contacts and groups with links to the fake app. Continue Reading