Shimla: May 01 (QNB)
The Himachal Pradesh Police on Friday warned the general public to not to download the Aarogya Setu app which was not developed by the government. Cyber Bureau superintendent of police Narvir Rathour said that it has been observed that fraudsters have devised malicious links on the fake name of the Aarogya Setu app as several spoofed apps are on the internet. He said that people may receive such app links via email, or through Whats App or Facebook projecting it as a genuine one. It has been explained that the malicious application during the course of its downloading asks the user to permit the use of the internet and installation of additional application packages, which eventually turn out to be mischievous links. This may allow a virus into a user’s mobile phone and help hackers to track and monitor the content and activity on the device. The data in the device is then easily extracted and saved in a remote control server of the mischievous apps.
He advised to maintain caution while opening suspicious links over social media platforms and email/VoIP calls on their mobile handset.
he said that people are advised to download the Aarogya Setu app only from authentic sources like https://Mygov.in or Apple or Android or IOS play store, he added. If any suspicious activity comes to one’s notice, he may must inform the State Cyber Crime Police Station, he added.