Maharashtra Cyber Department has issued an advisory alerting people to avoid opening any link, which claims to be a 'TikTok Pro' link.
Special IG Maharashtra Cyber Yashasvi Yadav said, "It has been observed by Maharashtra cyber department that despite a ban on TikTok in our country, there are still people who are willing to watch TikTok. To take benefit of the situation, hackers are creating fake links and sending them to people. These links continue Malware which can steal data from the system."
Yadav requested everyone to be cautious about such links and not to open any such link if they receive them.
Recently, the government banned 59 mobile apps linked to China including Tik Tok, UC Browser, Helo, YouCam makeup and Mi Community in view of the information available that they are engaged in activities which are "prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity and defence" of the country.
( With inputs from ANI )