TikTok Scam

TikTok is a widely popular app that lets you create videos. Many users love that they can use thousands of filters and make creative audio. Cybercriminals also love these and utilize these filters to their advantage, Since new filters are created each day, TikTok removes old ones and adds the new ones. Many users will then search for their favorite filter if they do not see it on the app. Cybercriminals are using this and tricking people into downloading malware.

In the latest scam, cybercriminals post links that actually download malware but claim they are links to download filters that are new and aren’t on the app yet. If you fall for the trick, you will download the filter but will also get malware downloaded with it. This malware will be added to your device and can start stealing your login credentials.


  • Always use multi-factor authentication (MFA) when you can! MFA helps protect you by adding an extra layer of protection. MFA makes you have an additional verification before it lets you log into your account.
  • Think before you click! Hover over any links to see where they are going and always slow down before you are about to open an attachment or click on a link.
  • Never download files from an unexpected email or sender! Even if the download installs properly it still may have malware.

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