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PSA: Beware of fake TraceTogether apps, please download from official sources

By Cookie Monster - on 12 Jun 2020, 2:45pm

PSA: Beware of fake TraceTogether apps, please download from official sources

Screenshot taken from GovTech's YouTube video on "Help fight the spread of COVID-19 with TraceTogether!"

If you receive a suspicious email or link to download the TraceTogether app, do not click it and download anything. 

Team TraceTogether issued an advisory two days ago where it shared that there have been some rogue Android APKs that are impersonating the official TraceTogether app. These fake apps are likely to contain malware to steal personal data or monitor user's activities on the mobile devices after they are installed.

There has been an increase in Covid-19 themed cyber attacks in the past few months. Check Point Research reported in May that hackers are sending phishing emails posing as Zoom, Microsoft Teams and the World Health Organisation.

You are advised to download the official TraceTogether app from the official Google Play Store or Apple App Store. Download links can be found on the TraceTogether website.

Source: TraceTogether