Commenting on the TikTok scam apps marketing, Ben Pick, a Senior Application Security Consultant at nVisium, said:

“Using TikTok profiles for promoting scam apps is only the latest vector of abusing popular channels to capture profit from unsuspecting supporters. The best method to not be susceptible is to verify the app being downloaded and not click a link directly from a user’s profile.”

Pick advised users to check for excessive permissions and bad reviews to identify malicious and scam apps before downloading.

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