Netflix is one of the most famous video streaming platforms, and people in Pakistan are crazy about it. Despite the offer of entertainment, its use has increased during the Covid Lockdown, and more and more people are subscribing to it. When something becomes popular, hackers try to play with people’s minds and take undue advantage in the wrong way. While the original Netflix is secure and offers people the best experience, a fake version of the Netflix Android app is also rolling out on the Play Store. Many people fell victim to it.
The National Information Technology Board (NITB) has warned people about the fake Netflix app in its Twitter posts. The name FlixOnline; however, the logo is similar to Netflix and is available on the Google Play Store.
While warning Twitteratis, National Information Technology Board (NITB) tweeted:
“Do not download the Netflix app [named] FlixOnline. It transfers the harmful files to your device,” wrote NITB in a post on Twitter, adding that “Never use any untrusted app or APK (file).
National Information Technology Board (NITB) said that the Play Store has a worrying Android malware that attacks users through WhatsApp incoming messages. Harmful files sent to these users multiply automatically, creating a huge mess and retrieving all personal information.
There are also experiences on social media that the hacker who sent the malware attracted the people to the free Netflix service and then provided them with a fake Netflix link that took away the user’s credentials and credit card information.
So, do not download Flixonline and if you have already done so, uninstall it as soon as possible.