Avast tracks down Tempting Cedar Spyware

A few months ago, one of our customers contacted us regarding strange messages he received on Facebook Messenger. The messages came from fake Facebook profiles belonging to attractive, but fictitious women. These women encouraged him to download another chat application to continue their conversations. The chat application the women referred him to was spyware, disguised as the Kik Messenger app, distributed through a very convincing fake site.

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