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Android, iPhone app found making fake calls on Android, iOS

The app called “Call India-IntCall” can spoof the user’s identity to make calls.

tech Updated: May 14, 2019 17:46 IST
Indo Asian News Service
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The app does not require any OTP or verification for registration.(AFP)

A Delhi-based cybersecurity company claims to have discovered an application on Google Play Store and Apple App Store spoofs the user’s identity and makes calls.

According to cybersecurity firm GIS Consulting, the app called “Call India-IntCall” does not require user permission to register; they can enter any 10-digit mobile number registered themselves without entering any OTP or verification code.

“Criminals can spoof your phone number to call your family members, friends, colleagues, employees, employers or bankers to extort money or get critical information pertaining to you,” Naveen Dham CEO and Founder of GIS Consulting said in a statement.

These type of applications should have been thoroughly checked by Google before being allowed on the Play Store, the firm added.

First Published: May 14, 2019 17:46 IST