GriftHorse malware on 10 million Smartphones in Greece


GriftHorse: Security researchers they discovered a new malware that has infected more than 10 million Android smartphones in more than 70 countries since November 2020.

Malware generates millions of dollars for its operators on a monthly basis.

Discovered by mobile security company Zimperium. The new malware is called GriftHorse and was distributed through applications uploaded to the official Google Play Store.
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If someone installs one of the malicious applications, GriftHorse will start displaying pop-ups and notifications offering various rewards and special offers.

If the user now opens one of these is redirected to a web page that asks him to confirm his phone number to access the offer.

In reality, however, the users who give their number, subscribe to premium SMS services that charge more than 30 € per month, money that is of course received by the administrators of GriftHorse.

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Zimperium researchers Aazim Yaswant & Nipun Gupta, who have been monitoring the GriftHorse malware for months, describe it as "one of the most widespread campaigns the zLabs threat research team has seen in 2021".

"The level of complexity, and the use of new techniques by malicious users allowed them to go unnoticed for several months," say Yaswant and Gupta.

Based on what they have seen so far, researchers estimate that the GriftHorse gang earns between 1,2 and 3,5 million euros a month.

Below is a huge list of applications that distribute GriftHorse:

List of Applications

Package NameApp NameMinMax
com.tra.nslat.orpro.htpHandy Translator Pro500,0001,000,000
com.heartratteandpulsetrackerHeart Rate and Pulse Tracker100,000500,000
com.geospot.location.gltGeospot: GPS Location Tracker100,000500,000
com.icare.fin.lociCare - Find Location100,000500,000
my.chat.translatorMy Chat Translator100,000500,000
com.bus.metrolis.sBus - Metrolis 2021100,000500,000
com.free.translator.photo.amFree Translator Photo100,000500,000
com.locker.tul.ltLocker Tool100,000500,000
com.fin.gerp.rint.fcFingerprint Changer100,000500,000
com.coll.rec.ord.erCall Recoder Pro100,000500,000
instant.speech.translationInstant Speech Translation100,000500,000
racers.car.driverRacers Car Driver100,000500,000
slime.simu.latorSlime Simulator100,000500,000
keyboard.the.mesKeyboard Themes100,000500,000
whats.me.stickerWhat's Me Sticker100,000500,000
amazing.video.editorAmazing Video Editor100,000500,000
sa.fe.lockSafe Lock100,000500,000
heart.rhy.thmHeart rhythm100,000500,000
com.sma.spot.loca.torSmart Spot Locator100,000500,000
cut.cut.proCutCut Pro100,000500,000
com.offroaders.surviveOFFRoaders - Survive100,000500,000
com.phon.fin.by.cl.apPhone Finder by Clapping100,000500,000
com.drive.bus.bdsBus Driving Simulator100,000500,000
com.finger.print.defFingerprint Defender100,000500,000
com.lifeel.scanandtestLifeel - scan and test100,000500,000
com.la.so.uncher.ioIOS 15 Launcher100,000500,000
com.gunt.ycoon.dleIdle Gun Tycoo \ u202an \ u202c50,000100,000
com.scan.asdnScanner App Scan Docs & Notes50,000100,000
com.chat.trans.almChat Translator All Messengers50,000100,000
com.hunt.contact.roHunt Contact50,000100,000
com.lco.nylcoIcony50,000100,000
horoscope.fortune.comHoroscope: Fortune50,000100,000
fit.ness.pointFitness Point50,000100,000
com.qub.laQibla AR Pro50,000100,000
com.heartrateandmealtrackerHeart Rate and Meal Tracker50,000100,000
com.mneasytrn.slatorMine Easy Translator50,000100,000
com.phone.control.blockspamxPhoneControl Block Spam Calls50,000100,000
com.paral.lax.paper.threParallax paper 3D50,000100,000
com.photo.translator.sptSnapLens - Photo Translator50,000100,000
com.qibl.apas.dirQibla Pass Direction50,000100,000
com.caollerrrexCaller-x50,000100,000
com.cl.apClap50,000100,000
com.eff.phot.oproPhoto Effect Pro10,00050,000
com.icon.nec.ted.trac.keriConnected Tracker10,00050,000
com.smal.lcallrecorderSmart Call Recorder10,00050,000
com.hor.oscope.palDaily Horoscope & Life Palmestry10,00050,000
com.qiblacompasslocatoriqezQibla Compass (Kaaba Locator)10,00050,000
com.proo.kie.phot.edtrProokie-Cartoon Photo Editor10,00050,000
com.qibla.ultimate.quQibla Ultimate10,00050,000
com.truck.roud.offroad.zTruck - RoudDrive Offroad10,00050,000
com.gpsphonuetrackerfamilylocatorGPS Phone Tracker - Family Locator10,00050,000
com.call.recorder.criCall Recorder iCall10,00050,000
com.pikcho.editorPikCho Editor app10,00050,000
com.streetprocarsracingssStreet Cars: pro Racing10,00050,000
com.cinema.hallCinema Hall: Free HD Movies10,00050,000
com.ivlewepapallr.bkragonucdLive Wallpaper & Background10,00050,000
com.in1.tel.ligent.trans.lt.proIntelligent Translator Pro10,00050,000
com.aceana.lyzzerFace Analyzer10,00050,000
com.tueclert.ruercderTrueCaller & TrueRecoder10,00050,000
com.trans.lator.txt.voice.phtiTranslator_ Text & Voice & Photo10,00050,000
com.puls.rat.monikPulse App - Heart Rate Monitor10,00050,000
com.vidphoremangerVideo & Photo Recovery Manager 210,00050,000
online.expresscredit.comFastest loans 24 \ 710,00050,000
fit.ness.trainerFitness Trainer10,00050,000
com.clip.buddyClipBuddy10,00050,000
vec.tor.artVector arts10,00050,000
ludo.speak.v2Ludo Speak v2.010,00050,000
battery.live.wallpaperhdBattery Live Wallpaper 4K10,00050,000
com.heartrateproxhealthmonitorHeart Rate Pro Health Monitor10,00050,000
com.locatorqiafindlocationLocatoria - Find Location10,00050000
com.gtconacerGetContact10,00050000
ph.oto.labPhoto Lab10,00050,000
com.phonebosterAR Phone Booster - Battery Saver10,00050,000
com.translator.arabic.enEnglish Arabic Translator direct10,00050,000
com.vpn.fast.proxy.fepVPN Zone - Fast & Easy Proxy10,00050,000
com.projector.mobile.phone100% Projector for Mobile Phone10,00050,000
com.forza.mobile.ult.edForza H Mobile 4 Ultimate Edition10,00050,000
com.sticky.slime.sim.asmr.nwsAmazing Sticky Slime Simulator ASMR \ u200f10,00050,000
com.clap.t.findz.m.phoneClap To Find My Phone10,00050,000
com.mirror.scree.n.cast.tvvScreen Mirroring TV Cast10,00050,000
com.frcallworwidFree Calls WorldWide10,00050,000
locator.plus.myMy Locator Plus10,00050,000
com.isalamqciqciSalam Qibla Compass5,00010,000
com.lang.tra.nslate.ltefLanguage Translator-Easy & Fast5,00010,000
com.wifi.unlock.pas.pro.xWiFi Unlock Password Pro X5,00010,000
com.chat.live.stream.pvcPony Video Chat-Live Stream5,00010,000
com.zodiac.handZodiac: Hand5,00010,000
com.lud.gam.eclLudo Game Classic5,00010,000
com.locx.findx.locxLoca - Find Location5,00010,000
com.easy.tv.show.etsEasy TV Show5,00010,000
com.qiblaquranQibla correct Quran Coran Koran5,00010,000
com.dat.ing.app.sw.mtDating App - Sweet Meet5,00010,000
com.circ.leloca.fi.nderR Circle - Location Finder5,00010,000
com.taggsskconattcTagsContact5,00010,000
com.ela.salaty.musl.qiblaEla-Salaty: Muslim Prayer Times & Qibla Direction1,0005,000
com.qiblacompassrtviQibla Compass1,0005,000
com.soul.scanner.check.yhSoul Scanner - Check Your1,0005,000
com.chat.video.live.ciaoCIAO - Live Video Chat1,0005,000
com.plant.camera.identifier.pciPlant Camera Identifier1,0005,000
com.call.colop.chan.ccColor Call Changer1,0005,000
com.squishy.pop.itSquishy and Pop it1,0005,000
com.keyboard.virt.projector.appKeyboard: Virtual Projector App1,0005,000
com.scanr.gdp.docScanner Pro App: PDF Document1,0005,000
com.qrrea.derproQR Reader Pro1,0005,000
com.fxkey.bo.ardFX Keyboard1,0005,000
photoeditor.frame.comYou Frame1,0005,000
call.record.provCall Record Pro1,0005,000
com.isl.srick.ersFree Islamic Stickers 20211,0005,000
com.qr.code.reader.scanQR Code Reader - Barcode Scanner1,0005,000
com.scan.n.rayX-Ray Bag 100% Scanner1,0005,000
com.phone.caller.scrennPhone Caller Screen 20211,0005,000
com.trnsteito.nneappTranslate It - Online App1,0005,000
com.mobthinfindMobile Things Finder1,0005,000
com.piriufffcaerProof-Caller1,0005,000
com.hones.earcy.laofPhone Search by Clap1,0005,000
com.secontranslaproSecond Translate PRO1,0005,000
cal.ler.idsCallerid1,0005,000
com.camera.d.plan3D Camera To Plan5001,000
com.qib.find.qib.diQibla Finder - Qibla Direction5001,000
com.stick.maker.wapsStickers Maker for WhatsApp5001,000
com.qbbl.ldironwachQibla direction watch (compass)5001,000
com.bo.ea.lesss.pianoPiano Bot Easy Lessons5001000
com.seond.honen.umberCallHelp: Second Phone Number5001000
com.faspulhearratmonFastPulse - Heart Rate Monitor5001000
com.alleid.pam.lofhysCaller ID & Spam Blocker5001000
com.free.coupon2021Free Coupons 2021100500
com.kfc.saudi.delivery.couponsKFC Saudi - Get free delivery and 50% off coupons100500
com.skycoach.ggSkycoach100500
com.live.chat.meet.hooHOO Live - Meet and Chat100500
easy.bass.boosterEasy Bass Booster1050
com.coupongiftsnstashopCoupons & Gifts: InstaShop1050
com.finnccontatFindContact1050
com.aunch.erios.drogLauncher iOS for Android1050
com.blo.cced.als.pam.rzdCall Blocker-Spam Call Blocker1050
com.blo.cced.als.pam.rzdCall Blocker-Spam Call Blocker1050
com.ivemobiberckerLive Mobile Number Tracker1050
Total4,287,47017,345,450

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