Cybercriminals use Aarogya Setu to install stalkerware in users’ phones: Avast

Avast reported that cybercriminals used Aarogya Setu app to hide a stalkerware inside it. The stalkerware gets downloaded along with the Aarogya Setu app, taking the users’ approval. The firm reported that spying, stalking apps have grown by 20% in India and 51% globally, since the lockdown. Also, a number of apps were developed with the intention to spy on users. These apps use the smartphone’s Accessibility Service feature to gain phone features’ access and spy.

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