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Meta said Friday that it identified more than 400 malicious Android and iOS applications aimed at stealing users’ login information for Facebook, and it reported those findings to Apple and Google so that those apps can be removed from their respective app stores.
People whose accounts were compromised by those apps were also alerted by Meta.
A spokesperson for Apple told Adweek only 45 of the 400-plus apps were on iOS, and they have already been removed from its App Store.
Meta explained that hackers create fake apps that promise features or utilities, and those apps prompt people to login with Facebook, compromising their accounts.