Evina exposes malware that retrieves Facebook Credentials from African Mobile Users

Evina exposes malware that retrieves Facebook Credentials from African Mobile Users

Anti-fraud firm, Evina has exposed a certain malware leverages javascript to retrieve the login credentials of Facebook users. 

According to the company, the malware targets social media users in Africa.

This malware launches a browser that loads Facebook at a time a mobile user is trying to open the platform, by displaying in the foreground, the user believes the fraudulent browser is legitimate.

Chief Executive Officer of Evina, David Lotfi said, “This new malware is particularly dangerous as it could effectively ruin your online and offline life by making off with the credentials of one of your most valued pieces of digital real estate.”

“Worse still, it is embedded in a whole range of applications commonly available for app store download and these include everything from flashlight to wallpaper, pedometer, file manager and video maker apps,” Lotfi further stated.

Malware and ransomware that targets hundreds of millions of mobile users worldwide can a bad effect on personal, productivity, and financial consequences. 

For that matter, It is important for individuals and companies such as Evina to stay vigilant against mobile malware.

“Fraudsters are everywhere and they are not confined to the DCB sector. Let’s remember once again that victims are not culprits. The app developer, the app store, and all other legitimate players involved are simply innocent victims of fraudsters and their malware. Fortunately, firms like Evina exist to take the battle to the fraudsters themselves,” Lotfi added.

At the moment, Evina has successfully reverse-engineered the errant software. It has also informed Google about the new threat so others could also be protected.

With the rise of cyber-threat, keeping passwords and daily tech gadgets safe is important.

Founded in 2013 by David Lotfi and Matt Oldfield in Paris, Evina SaaS solutions uses advance technology to block fraudulent transactions and advertisement to guarantee the best protection for its customers.

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Tosin Agboola

Reporter with Ouut Africa.

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