Google Play Store Is Full Of Fake WannaCry Protection Apps!

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Google Play Store Is Full Of Fake WannaCry Protection Apps!

Wannacry had already created lots of depressions among all internet users. Some developers are looking to take advantage of the panic created by the Wannacry and are developing fake apps. The fake apps promise to protect users from WannaCry ransomware.

Google Play Store Is Full Of Fake WannaCry Protection Apps!

The malicious software WanaCryptor 2.0 which is also known as WCry or Wannacry is now being used to carry out one of the biggest ransomware attacks of its kind.

If you still unaware of Wannacry ransomware then you need to visit this link to know everything about WanaCrypt0r Ransomware. Security researchers at Avast have recorded over 57,000 detections of WanaCryptor 2.0 ransomware in 99 countries. Let me tell you, after the attack, the ransom being demanded is $300 worth of bitcoins.

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Well, we must admit one thing that Wannacry had already created lots of depressions among all internet users. Some developers are looking to take advantage of the panic created by the Wannacry and are developing fake apps.

The fake apps promise to protect users from WannaCry ransomware. You can visit Google Play store and search for Wannacry. You will get lots of fake apps. Some of the apps are intended to prank people, others allegedly want to help people out with tips and tricks.

Google Play Store Is Full Of Fake WannaCry Protection Apps!
Google Play Store Is Full Of Fake WannaCry Protection Apps!

Recently, the security researcher from McAffe looked into one of the apps- WannaCry Ransomware Protection Antivirus. The security firm claimed that the app does nothing it offers false features and tricks users into downloading the different app which has full of ads. The feature app promises actually came from repacked malware scanner.

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However, McAfee said that they didn’t find any malware in the apps. The firm recommended users to keep in mind that, in the case of WannaCry, the infection can’t spread to Android devices.

Downloading a trusted security solution in your Android device is a good measure! So, what do you think about this? Share your views in the comment box below.

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Amarnath Chakraborty

Originally posted 2017-05-25 23:19:44. Republished by Blog Post Promoter