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Sci-Tech
Tuesday Apr 13 2021
By
Web Desk

'Do not download': Android users warned of malware via fake Netflix app

By
Web Desk
The app promises free access to Netflix content.  — Photo courtesy Check Point Research

The National Information Technology Board on Tuesday warned Android users of a malware threat via a fake Netflix app named "FlixOnline".

"Do not download the Netflix app [named] FlixOnline. It transfers harmful file to your device," wrote NITB in a post on Twitter.

"Never use any untrusted app or APK (file). Stay alert and stay safe!" it aded.

The post, describing the threat, said that a "wormable Android malware" is found on the Google Play Store which multiplies as it automatically replies to a user's incoming WhatsApp messages. It sends a harmful file which infects the phone.

"Users are advised not to download FlixOnline and uninstall if present," the IT Board said.