(MENAFN- NewsBytes) Cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Labs has discovered seven applications spreading the infamous Joker malware through the Google Play Store . Since this discovery, Google has removed the apps from the Play Store, but they remain installed on devices around the world. The malware is particularly dangerous because it acts as a Trojan and exposes victims to the possibility of financial data theft. Here are more details.
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Joker malware has earned infamy in the Android community for being resilient and able to bypass several countermeasures to detect it and prevent attacks. It has been caught several times in the wild since 2017. Unbeknownst to the user, the malware subscribes to mobile services, steals bank account information, and can even collect data to commit identity fraud.
Infected Infected apps had over 70,000 downloads in total
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