Fake Aarogya Setu apps carrying spyware spotted
These malicious apps install the legitimate app in the background, a technique used to fool the user into believing that the user installed the legitimate app. In reality, the malicious app executes criminal functions in the background.
MUMBAI : Cyber security researchers have found fake malicious versions of Aarogya Setu, the Indian government’s coronavirus contact tracing mobile application. The app gained immense popularity across the country and crossed five million downloads within the first three days from its launch, becoming a target for cybercriminals.