Criminals use trending TikTok challenge to make data-stealing malware invisible

Malware-slinging miscreants are taking advantage of a trending TikTok challenge — and viewers’ dirty minds — to spread data-stealing malware via a phony app that’s had more than one million views so far.

The new TikTok trend is called Invisible Challenge, and it involves a person filming themself naked while using an effect called Invisible Body that removes the body from the video. So instead of seeing actual skin, the viewers see a blurred, contour image.

TikTokkers tag these videos #invisiblefilter, and as of Tuesday morning this tag has more than 27 million views. This level of popularity presents a perfect opportunity for cybercriminals, and they wasted no time jumping on the TikTok trend to deploy software nasties.

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Source: The Register