A feign chronicle of a WhatsApp follower app was downloaded some-more than a million times from a Google Play Store before it was removed.
The app, “Update WhatsApp Messenger”, seemed to have been grown by a organisation behind a genuine module – WhatsApp Inc.
According to users on web forum Reddit, a feign contained ads and could download module to users’ devices.
It has now been private from a Play Store.
Whoever was behind a app managed to make it demeanour as though a developer was “WhatsApp Inc”.
They did this by regulating that accurate name, yet replacing a space with a special impression that looks like a space.
The pointed disproportion would have been most undetectable to a normal user.
Users receiving involuntary updates around a genuine WhatsApp would not have been affected.
It is distant from a initial time that Google has had to purify adult feign antagonistic apps on a Play Store.
In 2015, a organisation had to step in and retard one module that sheltered itself as a battery guard and sent premium-rate content messages from people’s phones.