Cybercriminals take advantage of the popularity of Clubhouse, the streaming and voice-only platform, to spread ransomware – a virus that takes the device hostage and demands ransom to return data.
According to website TechCrunch, cyber attackers are using Facebook ads promoting a fake Clubhouse app for computers to spread malware. After clicking on the ad, users were taken to a fake Clubhouse website, and when they tried to download the alleged desktop version of the app, they accessed a file containing the ransomware instead. At least 9 banners discovered and reported to Facebook by TechCrunch, appeared on the social network from Tuesday to Thursday last week. The company after reporting has deleted them as well as removed the linked pages.
This is not the first time Clubhouse has been used to spread computer viruses, it happened a few weeks ago with a fake app for Android, a platform that Clubhouse did not have and will update. berth in May. Clubhouse is currently available for Apple iOS devices only and only by invitation.
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