Google Android does not stop "magnetizing" all kinds of malicious applications, due to the fact that it is a very popular platform.
The company managed to stop a new malware campaign aimed at the Android platform and has been operating since at least the beginning of June 2019.
The findings, published by CSIS Security Group, reveal that malware called Joker was designed to secretly enroll Android users in high-cost subscription services in addition to stealing SMS messages, contact list and information. device of the victim.
In total, CSIS found 24 Android applications on Google Play (listed below) that contained a trojan. The apps had been downloaded more than 472.000 times by unsuspecting users before Google managed to remove them from the Play Store.
The Joker malware has hit 37 countries, including Australia, China, Germany, India, Singapore, Switzerland, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and the United States.
The applications that Google deleted are listed below:
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Board picture editing
Collate Face Scanner
Leaf Face Scanner
Print Plant scan
Rapid Face Scanner
If you have any of the above applications installed from the Google Play Store, delete it directly from your system. After removing the malware, it is a good idea to scan your device with trusted security software.