TikTok users must be cautious about malware filled ‘Invisible Challenge’

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To all those who are about to take part in TikTok’s latest ‘Invisible Challenge’ where you are supposed to use a software filter while dancing N$de to shield your modesty, here’s a warning.

According to a discovery and report released by cybersecurity firm Checkmarx, some hackers are hijacking the trend to steal victims’ information and that can turn more surreptitious in the coming weeks.

Checkmarx experts state that some online users were being lured by threat actors to download a ‘Space Unfilter’ software that helps download videos to reveal the hidden nak*d bodies of TikTok users who already took the ‘Invisible Challenge’.

But in reality, the software tool is a malicious version of URL that drops malware having the potential to steal passwords, banking credentials and crypto wallet info, along with card details.

Thus, in a penchant to see X-rated content of adults dancing, you will invite trouble by downloading malicious software and putting your device to immense risk.

Hence, those using the video sharing app that has over 1 billion active user count on a monthly note still, despite its ban in the west, should be extra vigilant while participating in challenges that invade their privacy to the core.

Better not to take part in such embarrassing dancing campaigns and become a victim of some sort of scam.

NOTE- In the year 2020, cyber criminals were seen hacking devices of TikTok users and were seen posting fake videos onto their accounts that were never related to the user. Thus, they started misinformation that could have misled US voters in the then elections as it was tagged as NSFW content. Later, the Byte Dance owned platform discovered that the disinformation was being shared through a vulnerability and issued a fix on an immediate note.

 

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Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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