New Delhi: Two apps on Google Play Store are reportedly carrying out fake sales in the name of Kerala Lottery. A Bengaluru-based cybersecurity firm, CloudSEK, has released a report in this regard.
The dubious apps are Kerala Lottery Online and India Kerala Lottery, and both the apps have more than 10 lakh downloads each. The online lotteries are also named Karunya, Win-Win, Nirmal and Akshaya.
Even when the app is downloaded from the Play Store, the user is prompted to install another file later. These apps obtain all kinds of permissions related to the phone.
According to CloudSEK, these apps could be connected to the network of fake loan apps.
CloudSEK also pointed out that these apps are being promoted using YouTube and Facebook pages with thousands of followers. The logos of the Kerala Government, National Informatics Centre, and Directorate of Kerala State Lotteries have also been used.