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Beware! This Android malware hijacks your Facebook account; check full list

Flytrap Android malware has been active since March 2021. It hijacks your Facebook account by infecting Android devices.
Flytrap Android malware has been active since March 2021. It hijacks your Facebook account by infecting Android devices.

There is a new Android malware in town. The Flytrap Android malware is said to hijack your Facebook account and infect your device by using Netflix coupon codes or Google Adwords coupon codes.

Facebook Flytrap Android malware: Android malware named FlyTrap is said to have been hijacking thousands of Facebook accounts across 140 countries. Researchers at Zimperium’s zLabs found the new Android Trojan recently. According to them, the Android malware can spread via malicious apps on Google Play Store, third-party app stores and sideloaded apps. It has been active since March 2021, as per the researchers.

The new Android malware hijacking Facebook accounts is said to trick users into logging into malicious apps using their Facebook credentials. It relies on simple social engineering tactics. After logging in, the apps collect user data associated with their Facebook account.

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The Flytrap Android malware is touted to use different kinds of things like Netflix coupon codes or Google Adwords coupon codes. Hence, it manages to trick users into downloading after trusting the coupon code applications. Once installed, these apps ask the users several questions and engage them till they log in to their Facebook account. Once logged in, they ask you to cast a vote to collect the coupon code or credits.

As per the report, the FLytrap Android malware uses a Javascript injection to gain access to the users’ Facebook ID, location, email ID and IP address. Once done, it transfers the stolen information to the command and control server of the malware. Hence, posing a threat to your social identity by hijacking your Facebook account via Trojan, which infects your Android device.

Moreover, these hijacked sessions can be used to spread the malware by abusing your social credibility through personal messaging with links to the Trojan.

“All this is just another trick to mislead the user since no actual voting or coupon code gets generated. Instead, the final screen tries to justify the fake coupon code by displaying a message that the coupon expired after redemption and before spending,” said Zimperium.

Flytrap Android malware apps:

- GG Voucher (com.luxcarad.cardid)

- Vote European Football (com.gardenguides.plantingfree)

- Chatfuel (com.ynsuper.chatfuel)

- Net Coupon (com.free_coupon.net_coupon

- Net Coupon (com.movie.net_coupon)

- GG Coupon Ads (com.free_coupon.gg_free_coupon)

- GG Voucher Ads (com.m_application.app_moi_6)

- GG Voucher (com.free.voucher)

- EURO 2021 Official (com.euro2021)

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