Fake Instagram App Stealing Information From Android Devices
These days, lots of hackers and thieves are using the Android platform to steal personal information’s from people and plant malwares on the Android devices. Most recent problem we found was the fake Angry Birds game that was designed just as the original game to attack on smartphone’s, and now we have another one of those fake apps to add up to the list. This one is sadly faking one of our most favorite apps of all, Instagram for Android.
According to the security firm Sophos who recently downloaded the fake app and tried out, the app has failed very badly in their tests.
In our tests, the app didn’t do a very good job of emulating the genuine Instagram app, but that may be because it failed to find the correct network operator. Because this is a malicious app that seems to be relying in the sending of background SMS messages to earn its creators revenue.
Which means that the app can read your messages and install malware on your Android device, its like your’e willingly giving them access to steal your personal information.
Best way to avoid getting into this kind of trouble is to get Android apps only from the well-known places like Google Play. Always be more cautious when installing apps from an unknown market place.