Meta recently found that several harmful apps has affected about a million of Facebook users accounts. According to the information provided by Meta platforms last week those malicious apps steal Facebook users login credentials.
On October 7, company has said on a blog post that it has found more than 400 malicious Android and iOS apps. The main motive of these apps was to steal login details by directing users to login with the Facebook.
“We’ve reported these malicious apps to our peers at Apple and Google and they have been taken down from both app stores prior to this report’s publication,” Meta said in its statement.
Furthermore, Facebook’s parent company Meta has given huge list of both Android and iOS malicious apps. And the app list contains voice changers, photo editors , business suite tools , SEO optimizers , fitness aids, VPN apps and games.
According to the company about 42.6% of found malicious apps disguised itself in the form of photo editors. Moreover, security experts and users both are raising questions that how it can be possible for the malicious apps to be available on Google and Apple app store.
Also the social media giant is in touch with the compromised users. The company has also advised their users if they suspect their account is compromised, to delete suspicious apps. Moreover, instructions has also given to change passwords to strong one, enable two-factor authentication and enabling login alerts. These measures can help user to prevent the hacking attempts of their account to the earliest.
In case if you want to read the official post from Meta then you can follow the link here.