TikTok is not completely out of our country as many scams continue in our country in the name of TikTok Pro. This new malicious app actually helps hackers steal user information and important credentials. After the launch of the digital airstrike of India on China by Prime Minister Modi many such reports have been coming in. Chinese Hackers are started hacking your android phones after India’s TikTok ban.
TikTok is also facing a ban from the United States of America after being kicked out of Hong Kong recently. However, China is seemingly out for revenge. A new android app containing malware has been doing the rounds on the internet for quite some time now. TikTok Pro is in no way related to the original app other than in name.
TikTok Pro: A new security scam in India
The perpetrators behind TikTok Pro also appear to have knowingly bypassed presenting this app through the Google Play Store and have been sending the APK file from a third-party download source. Users that downloaded the TikTok Pro app on their phones also complained that it forwarded a message with the APK download link to all their phone contacts the moment the app was opened, which further state that TikTok Pro is most likely a malware that is designed to install a RAT agent or even spyware on people’s phones.
— Maharashtra Cyber (@MahaCyber1) July 8, 2020
Alongside the Maharashtra cyber cell, the Telangana Police have also highlighted this message on Twitter and warned users against clicking on any such link. Malware such as TikTok Pro is very common in today’s cyberspace, which is what makes it crucial for all users to proceed with caution when it comes to unverified, spam messages such as the ones shown above.
As for TikTok Pro, the only solution that users have is to not download the link at all, and more details should be revealed once cybersecurity researchers dig deeper into the matter. Let us know what you have to say about this in the comments section below! Also, don’t forget to join us on our Telegram Channel for more such latest updates and discussions.
Suryapratim Ray is an engineer, author, robotics hobbyist, and an active Quoran. Being a technical blogger, he covers the good, bad, and ugly of science on a regular basis at Sciencenews18. In addition to his passion for writing, he’s equally keen on learning classical music.