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Beware of These Suspicious Data Stealing Android Apps!

Beware of These Suspicious Data Stealing Android Apps!

  • The Council of Ministers has issued a warning about cyber security.
  • These apps are designed to steal personal and financial data, including media files.
  • Users and officials are urged to download apps only from the Google Play Store.

Islamabad, July 2024 — The Cabinet Department of Pakistan has issued a critical cybersecurity advisory against advanced persistent threats (APTs) targeting Pakistani officials through suspicious Android apps available on Google Play Store.

According to the advisory, these malicious apps are designed to stealthily collect personal and financial data, including media files, contact lists, calendar entries, and call logs, without user consent. Shockingly, some apps even offer to sell personally identifiable information (PII) of Pakistani citizens for a fee.

The advisory identifies several suspicious apps that pose significant risk to user data. These include ISSB Armed Forces App, Initial Test Preparation, Intelligence Mcqs Test, Pak eServices 2024, Electricity Bill Checker, Sui Gas Bill Viewer, Online Shopping Pakistan, All Sim Packages, and Bike Services. All these apps have been attributed to ITAppCoding ([email protected]).

Officials stress the importance of caution when using such apps to protect personal and sensitive information from misuse.

Guaranteeing safety

The advisory highlights the need for proactive measures to protect personal and professional data from being misused by malicious apps. By remaining vigilant and adhering to these guidelines, individuals can significantly reduce their risk of falling victim to cyber threats.

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As cyber threats evolve, vigilance and implementing robust security measures are essential to protect sensitive information in the digital age.