Malware on Android is starting to get out of hand. It cannot be that applications available on Google Play hide malicious code. A few days ago we warned you about an app that spies on and records your conversations. Well now we have a new list with more than 100 Android applications available on Google Play that hide a dangerous Trojan.
All thanks to Doctor Web, a Russian security company and that has detected a software module for Android that has spy functions and is integrated into a total of 101 Google Play applications.
The problem is that This module is capable of collecting information about any file that we save on the phone to send it to a server. You can even save the contents of the clipboard.
New Android alert: 101 applications in the Google Play Store hide malware
You are probably wondering How has Google Play become a drain?. Although in this case, we must recognize the ingenuity of cybercriminals. What they are doing lately is taking advantage of applications that already work on Google Play, buying them from the developer or paying to add malicious code, and in this way launch an update with malware, which goes unnoticed by Google systems as it is a completely legal app. .
This module is distributed camouflaged by a marketing SDK and developers can add it to their applications so that they become spies. And the problem is that there are a few available.
Saying module SpinOk, name given to it by Dr. Web, it deceives users with all kinds of mini-games, apps with raffles and prizes, task managers…
The user You can use the app normally, but when you run it, this Trojan SDK connects to the server so they can send any data they want from the infected phone. This includes data from sensors, such as gyroscope, magnetometer, GPS… In summary: They will even be able to know your exact position.
And be careful, what The apps on top are loaded with advertising to make them as profitable as possible. They sneak in a Trojan and make money at the user’s expense. According to Dr.Web, they detected this Trojan module and some of its modifications in a set of applications available on Google Play. Some of them still contain malicious SDK, others have removed it from previous versions or have disappeared from Google Play. But taking into account that all these apps They accumulate nearly 421 million downloadsyou better check if you have any installed and proceed to delete it immediately.
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