A new trojan has been found in the WhatsApp mod apk for Android. Called Trojan Triada, the malware can download a payload that further completes noxious exercises on the gadget without the consent of the client.
The new revelation has been made by network protection major Kaspersky. Analysts from the group partook in new research that identified the Trojan Triada has affected FMWhatsApp 16.80.0, a WhatsApp mod apk. Such applications serve to give additional elements to clients which are not found in the original WhatsApp.
Kaspersky takes note that the Trojan Triada has now snuck its direction into the new version of FMWhastApp alongside its promoting software development kit (SDK). After using the application tainted with the trojan, it collects unique device identifiers (Device IDs, Subscriber IDs, MAC addresses) and sends them back to a remote server.
The server supposedly enrolls the new gadget and sends back a connection to a payload. The trojan in the application then, at that point downloads this payload onto the contaminated gadget, decodes the content and dispatches it for malicious activity.
Researchers have distinguished various sorts of malware helping out such exercises through FMWhatsApp. While one of them just downloads the previously mentioned payload, the other can play out numerous functions on the contaminated gadget.’ This incorporates showing full-screen advertisements, running imperceptible promotions behind the scenes to build the number of views they get, and in any event, joining the gadget proprietor up for paid memberships without their insight.
Kaspersky cautions clients against downloading and utilizing such “informal mods of applications, particularly WhatsApp mod apk.” It highlights that other than being signed up for unwanted paid subscriptions, users can even lose complete control of their accounts altogether. Hackers can hijack such accounts to further spread spam and malware in your name.