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Holiday Shoppers are the Target, Beware of Infected Black Friday Application

U.S. customers were prepared to avail the shopping gift card of Cyber Monday and Black Friday. In this regards RickIQ, the threat management agency warned that in every 25 Black Friday apps one is fake. So, there are 4,356 total Black Friday apps and among these 4% have a virus in it. Research has found 32000 infected mobile apps and they are using brand name of the leading online retailers. These apps are collecting credit card details, ransomware, grabbing documents from Facebook and Gmail and downloading virus.


2017 E-Commerce Blacklist-Black Friday, this was imitated from 2 billion data set regular HTTP requests, 300 million of domain data, 20 million of mobile apps and over 783 zones over more than 100 nations, only 1 in twenty-five Black Friday apps present in world renowned apps store are infected stated by RiskIQ. According to securityintelligence.com on November 20th, 2017After thorough it is discovered that there are 15 fake apps that cheats money and grab data by using the online retailer's brand.


After a thorough investigation, the app store fails to remove the malware. The research says Google Store has the largest amount of malicious app compared to apple which has 85 real apps even after security analysis. After detailed verification it is proved that, Black Friday has managed to enter the leading app stores.


Chance of fraudulent increases during holiday seasons. Hackers are applying latest and advance technology to steal the code that represents digital signature, and these are sold in average $1,200 in dark web. So, to gain maximum profit at holiday shopper's expenses, the hackers bear this investment. The customer should become more careful before downloading under rated apps from the apps store.


To reduce the threat from the virus affected apps, RiskIQ has already warned the users not to download the apps that require access to personal data like credit card information, contact list and text messages, password and other administrative features. This can be a big threat and the users should stop. Users should be watchful towards application developers who utilises free email service like Gmail.

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