The government of India issued a high alert on Tuesday to Indian mobile users that Pakistani agencies are trying to steal vital user information, including bank details, through multiple smartphone apps. The government has, hence, asked Indian mobile users to uninstall them as soon as possible.
The ministry has asked mobile users to immediately delete four apps -Top Gun (game app), Mpjunkie (music app), Bdjunkie (video app) and Talking Frog (entertainment app)- from their smartphones to prevent cyber fraud.
A similar incident was reported earlier this year where an app called SmeshApp was removed by Google from its official Play Store. The government had accused the app of spying on Indian Army.
Reportedly, the app was used by Pakistan agencies to keep an eye on the movement of troops and to steal crucial information related to the army and its counter-terrorism operations.
The investigation prompted by Indian security exposed that Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) is active behind all these cyber fraud. The app was found thieving vital army information including one’s movements, phone calls, messages and even photographs. The information collected was saved on a server located in Germany and hosted by an unknown person based out of Karachi.
In a shocking, the app was also seen actively used by Pakistani agencies during the Pathankot Terror Attack in January 2016. According to the reports, the app was aimed at all the three services of the armed forces — Army, Navy and Air Force.
The warning has come to at that time when country is more depends on online or digital but we have to keep following the security measures as cyber crime is very common and when Indian have Pakistan kind of neighbour country.