YoWhatsApp, unofficial WhatsApp Android app spreads the Triada Trojan

From securityaffairs.co


Kaspersky researchers discovered an unofficial WhatsApp Android application named ‘YoWhatsApp’ that steals access keys for users’ accounts.

Mod apps are advertised as unofficial versions of legitimate apps that have features that the official one does not supports. YoWhatsApp is a fully working messenger with supports additional features, such as customizing the interface or blocking access to individual chats.

The tainted WhatsApp version asks for the same permissions as the original messenger app, such as access to SMS.

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