Android malware poses as top apps to steal data — Google, Instagram, WhatsApp all spoofed

Multiple malicious Android applications have been spotted masquerading as some of the platform’s most popular tools, but anyone installing the imposters might get their login credentials or other, very sensitive information stolen from their device.

A report from cybersecurity researchers SonicWall Capture Labs described observing multiple apps pretending to be Google, Instagram, Snapchat, WhatsApp, Twitter, and others, mostly by using icons that look almost identical to the ones used by legitimate apps. 

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