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Fake Instagram assistance apps found on Google Play are stealing passwords | Advanced Mobile Spy Software
We all want those Instagram likes and followers. Many apps on Google Play claim they can assist you with that effort. But what if the app that's supposed to be helping you is also stealing your username and password? As a matter of fact, that's exactly what we found in three fake Instagram assistance apps still available on Google Play at the time of this writing. Moreover, these fake apps are targeting Iranian users. Malwarebytes already detects the malicious apps as Android/Trojan.Spy.FakeInsta. What's in a like? As the psychology of social media reveals how addicting it can be to receive likes and even better, followers, on platforms such as Instagram, users often look for shortcuts or other ways to game the system in order to get that rush of dopamine. That's where Instagram assistance apps come into play—Google Play, that is! Apps that claim to boost your likes and increase your followers are an attractive notion, especially when building a thriving Instagram account organically