New wormable Android malware poses as Netflix to hijack WhatsApp sessions

A new variant of Android malware has been discovered in an app on Google Play that entices users by promising free Netflix subscriptions.

On Wednesday, Check Point Research (CPR) said the “wormable” mobile malware was discovered in the Google Play Store, the official repository for Android apps. The malicious software, dubbed “FlixOnline,” disguises itself as a legitimate Netflix application and appears to focus on targeting the WhatsApp messaging application.

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Source: ZDNet