Fake digital yuan application triggers alarms in China

China's Ministry of Information Technology warned about a fake digital yuan application used to steal money and user data

In an alert launched by the Chinese Ministry of Information Technology, citizens were warned about a fake digital yuan application that steals money and confidential data from users.

On social networks, the Chinese authority gave details of the malicious application, which uses a false logo of the digital yuan, causing confusion among users.

At the moment, it has been indicated that the app promises dividends, “it provides false customer service that directs the user to unusual social tools to facilitate the confiscation of the user’s funds.”

Another aspect to take into account is that the user interface of the fake application has a different name than the real one, so it is essential not to use it automatically, but to detail its appearance so as not to be a victim of fraud.

Furthermore, the Ministry has revealed that the version number and MD5 message digest identity are different.

At the moment, there are no details available about the measures that the Chinese government would be taking to stop this scam. Apparently, this malicious app could not be found in the Apple or Google application stores either.


Source: cointelegraph

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