LastPass, a popular password manager, has alerted its customers to a fraudulent app impersonating the company on the Apple App Store.
The fake application is dubbed LassPass Password Manager and Parvati Patel [Parvati Patil is a character from the Harry Potter series] is listed as the developer.
“The app attempts to copy our branding and user interface, though close examination of the posted screenshots reveal misspellings and other indicators the app is fraudulent,” LastPass warned.
At the time of writing, the fake app is no longer on the Apple App Store. However, users should be vigilant when downloading any app, even from vetted app stores, since popular brands are a common target for cybercriminals.
“We will continue to monitor for fraudulent clones of our applications and/or infringements upon our intellectual property,” LastPass said.
While downloading an app from an official app store is your best bet, it’s not uncommon for criminals to plant malicious apps within those stores. Just a week ago, ESET researcher Lukas Stefanko discovered a handful of apps on the Google Play Store, disguised as messaging apps yet riddled with malware.
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