Tuesday Apr 13, 2021
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.