The social media app TikTok is popular for its creative audio and visual filters. TikTok adds and removes filters frequently, so some users may look for ways to access filters that haven’t been added. Now, cybercriminals are taking advantage of the demand for new filters to manipulate you into downloading malware.
In a recent scam, cybercriminals share malicious links across TikTok and other platforms. They claim that these links will download filters that haven’t been added to the app. If you click the link and download the file, it may contain the filter you’re expecting. However, it may also contain malware that cybercriminals can use to monitor your device and steal your sensitive information, such as your login credentials.
Follow the tips below to stay safe from similar scams:
Stop, Look, and Think. Don’t be fooled.
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