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Pakistan engaged in stealing military intelligence with ‘fake’ Arogya Setu app, advisory issued

The fake version of the Arogya Setu App has raised the concern of the Indian Army. The army has warned its soldiers in this regard. The army has issued a consultation saying that this fake app can steal sensitive information.

In fact, security agencies have alerted soldiers and paramilitary forces to applications similar to the Arogya Setu App, built in neighboring Pakistan. Security agencies have said that a mobile application similar to the Arogya Setu app has been created with malicious intent. Its purpose is to steal sensitive information. Officials said in a consultation on Wednesday that this fake app can be obtained through a message on WhatsApp or via SMS, via email or through internet-based social media via a link. In the consultation, all the workers have been suggested to visit the official website to download the Arogya Setu app on your phone.

How fake app makes a dent

According to the consultation, the fake app asks the user to use the Internet while downloading and to install additional application packages. Next, this malicious link puts (installs) Face Dot APK, IMO Dot APK, Normal Dot APK, Trucy Dot APK, Snap Dot APK and Viber Dot APK. According to a senior official, then these viruses enable the hacker to know the information contained in the user’s smartphone and the activities of the phone. The information extracted from the user’s phone is kept in the command and control center of the app, which is said to be located in the Netherlands.

Be careful while opening the link

He said all soldiers have been asked to be careful when opening suspicious links on social media and email on their mobile phones. They have also been asked to update anti-virus. Explain that the Government of India has launched the Arogya Setu App to help people assess the risk of corona virus infection. The central government on Wednesday made it mandatory for government officials to download and use this app in their phones.

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