Android game steals and sells Whatsapp chat logs




Android game steals and sells Whatsapp chat logs

An Android game in the Play Store was stable WhatsApp chat logs of users and sold. One major difference with other malware that users can look up at the site of the creators. Their own chat logs online

The authors therefore argue that they have a backup service for WhatsApp have made ​​only says security researcher Graham Cluley. Google thinks otherwise, however, and the game from the Play Store met. The authors, who have also the site provide the installer now via their own site and probably also through alternative download stores.

In the game itself, BalloonPop2 is no evidence to find that the game sends the WhatsApp chat logs. When installing the game requires access to accounts and the Internet, but it is unclear where it is intended. According to Cluley makers exploit the information by selling them.

In a test of Tweakers showed that BalloonPop2 soon after installation data began to send. However, the copy of the chat log appears not yet visible on the site of Whatsappcopy. Because it is unclear what the game even more for sending information or contain other malware, it is not advisable to install to try it out. Game

The game shows that according to Cluley WhatsApp should start thinking about encrypting chat logs on the device, because apps without much difficulty accessing the private messages from users.
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