Netflix Broached Into Video Game Industry: Report

Netflix , a cascading service which empowers the users to watch  TV shows and movies mercantile on a network connected device. There is also downloading options for the app from where we can download shows and movies on your android, iOS and windows device and can watch at any time without internet connection.

As per the report, Netflix was aiming to inflate the video game industry. For the past few years Netflix made their goal to ingress the video game industry and also organize a board meeting last in E3 2019. They also propagate a video game on Stranger Things, moreover Netflix ‘s library comprise of collaborating videos such as The likes of Black Mirror, Bandersnatch and Minecraft.

 “Our members value the variety and quality of our content. It’s why we’ve continually expanded our offering — from series to documentaries, film, local language originals and reality TV,” the prolocutor said.

Netflix has allegedly contemplate and hand out a sequence of video games which is equivalent to the likes of Apple Arcade and an online package for payment in Netflix made games can be forged.

They assured that the games granted by Netflix is ad-free with streaming videos.

It will be more interesting  to see how Amazon, Microsoft and Google accept this challenge who has already owned their own cloud gaming services when  Netflix irrupt  into video games .

As games industry analyst Daniel Ahmad pointed out on Twitter, gaming takes up a huge space within the entertainment industry. Just over two years ago in early 2019, Netflix even stated that they view Epic Games’ battle royale shooter Fortnite  as their biggest competitor, instead of another streaming service like HBO Max. This new report clearly depicts Netflix as trying to muscle in on a space dominated by some of their biggest rivals.

Malware Is Spread Via WhatsApp By A Fake Netflix App On The Google Play Store

A new day has arrived, and with it comes a new malware designed to deceive Android smartphone users and steal their personal information without their knowledge. Malware disguised as a Netflix app spread via WhatsApp message, which was found on the Google Play store.

The application was built to track the user’s WhatsApp alerts and send automated responses to the user’s incoming messages using content received from a remote command and control (C&C) server, according to a fake application called “FlixOnline” on Google Play.

According to the report, the FlixOnline app had a Netflix-like appearance to deceive users. Not only that, but it also promised users two months of free subscription via WhatsApp messages.

The app that offered a free subscription shared a connection that took users to a website that only collected their personal information, including credit card information. Many Android users mistook the fake app for Netflix and downloaded it.

The malware responds to its victims with the following message, luring them in with the promise of a free Netflix subscription:

“2 Months of Netflix Premium Free at no cost For REASON OF QUARANTINE (CORONA VIRUS)* Get 2 Months of Netflix Premium Free anywhere in the world for 60 days. Get it now HERE https://bit[.]ly/3bDmzUw.”

When the malware is downloaded and installed from the Play Store, it begins a service that demands permissions for ‘Overlay,’ ‘Battery Optimization Ignore,’ and ‘Notification.’

If the permissions are issued, the malware will be able to distribute its malicious payloads and send out auto-generated replies to incoming WhatsApp messages using the payload obtained from the C&C server.

Users that have been infected with the malware can uninstall the application and update their passwords, according to Check Point researchers.