Beware of Fake FIA Apps

Cybersecurity expert Muhammad Asad Ul Rehman has alerted the public about hackers sending fake messages and malicious apps under the guise of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA). Downloading and installing these apps allows hackers to access the user’s mobile camera, phone numbers, location, and other data stored on the mobile device. Hackers are messaging the public, pretending to be from the FIA, warning users about suspicious activity found on their network and devices. The message also includes an APK file, a mobile app, which upon installation, grants hackers access to the mobile camera, contacts, location, gallery, and other data without the user’s knowledge. Further investigation revealed that these apps could also hack social media accounts. Therefore, internet users are advised not to download any files from unknown sources or install any apps to avoid being hacked.