Watch out for macOS apps!
Hackers do not sleep. Modern digital scammers regularly find ways to trick gullible users. And lately, we often talk about digital security, because the crisis has begun, which means that crackers and other deceivers have re-activated. According to ESET, a large digital security company, there are currently at least a few very serious digital apps in the AppStore for computers running macOS. Next, we will tell you what these companies are. We will also discuss the danger of such applications and how to avoid working with scammers. So let’s get started.
How exactly do criminal apps work?
In fact, this time the criminal idea is hidden as unobviously and skillfully as possible. To make money on inattentive users, scammers have created an entire application that allows digital transfers, selling and buying cryptocurrency. Everything is classically – visually complex application creates the appearance of a reliable tool, which motivates gullible traders to download the program. Then, after the first launch, the program starts working for the benefit of its creators, stealing your data and compromising all transactions with crypto. According to preliminary information, using the apps below, hackers can easily access your computer. All operating system data becomes available. This is especially dangerous, because if you download an apps for trading crypto, you can store passwords on your PC. Secret data will be left to scammers.
In addition, information about your location is recorded. Experts have found that individual programs from the AppStore record IP addresses each time the apps is launched. Consequently, hackers can get information about where you are, the services of which provider you use, and even through which browser you go online. These data will easily form the basis of blackmail and manipulation, because criminals know no boundaries and are ready for anything. Moreover, the scammers have learned to take hidden screenshots of the user’s screen. This is another opportunity for blackmailing or stealing passwords. Let’s discuss exactly which applications are the threat.
The Licatrade application is a good example. This program is designed in the style of the popular Kattana trading platform. But visual similarities are the only things that bring a dishonest company closer to a really useful project. Otherwise, this apps is absolutely useless and even dangerous. ESET experts analyzed the entire dishonest segment of the AppStore using the example of Licatrade, but there are other dangerous applications as well. These can be distinguished by looking at the visual shell of the project. If in front of you is a frank copy of a popular resource, then most likely the application is a scam and carries a real threat.
What if you are using Licatrade? First, immediately remove the program from your computer. A good solution would be to completely reinstall the system, because it is not yet known whether malicious files infect other folders and files. Then, when the computer is definitely cleared of dangerous programs, you should change the passwords. Update protection on all accounts that you signed in to on a PC. Thus, the chances of saving your own money and not incurring losses from the former work with swindlers are maximum. Be vigilant, save your funds and follow all the news from the crypto industry with us. We publish only high-quality and interesting material. Thanks for your attention. Good luck!