Analyst at cybersecurity firm Kaspersky, Tatyana Shishkova, has warned Android tablet and mobile users of the return of the Joker malware in the Google Play Store app store.
Shishkova found at least 15 Android apps infected with the Joker malware. This malware was indeed quite scary when its operation was so massive last year. Because it infected a number of Android applications and Google removed it from the app store.
Now the Joker malware-infiltrated app is back on the Google app store. These apps have been installed more than 50,000 times.
According to Liputan6.com citing News18, Thursday (11/25/2021), the Joker malware often infects a number of popular applications on the Google Play Store. The device will also be infected when the Joker infiltrated application is installed on the smartphone.
The Joker malware was able to enter the Google Play Store through minor changes to its code. This app can also bypass Play Store security checks.
This malware is quite strong and reappears frequently even though Google has removed the Joker infiltrated apps.
For your information, the Joker malware was first discovered in 2017. Since then, Google has been trying hard to keep users safe from this malware for years
What does the Joker malware do?
Apparently, this malware is secretly stealing money from users by subscribing to online services in the background without the user’s knowledge.
This malware can click online ads automatically, can access OTP code from SMS to approve payments secretly.
Users will not even know that they have subscribed to some online service without checking bank statements.
Here are the 15 Android apps that the Joker malware has infiltrated and need to be removed if they are on your Android:
Here are 15 applications that were infiltrated by the Joker malware.
- Easy PDF Scanner.
- Now QR Code Scan.
- SuperClick VPN.
- Volume Booster Louder Sound Equalizer.
- Battery Charging Animation Bubble Effect.
- Smart TV Remote.
- Volume Boosting Hearing Aid.
- Flashlight Flash Alert on Call.
- Halloween Coloring.
- Classic Emoji Keyboard.
- Super Hero-Effect.
- EmojiOne Keyboard.
- Dazzling Keyboard.
- Battery Charging Animation Wallpaper.
- Blender Photo Editor-Easy Photo Background Editor.
Source: Solo pos