Tuesday , January 25 2022

Do you have Android ?: Several games on Google Play have viruses that steal data


Google Play, the official Android download website, was the gateway for viruses set through control simulation applications.

Although the 13 games, which have not been downloaded more than 560,000 times, are now online, those who have set them gave extensive permission to hackers to remove data from mobile phones.

Those who installed these infected apps should change the security keys of the services and social networks that are present on their phones.

Lukas Stefanko, a researcher at Eset, Slovakia's security company, said on Twitter that the apps, once downloaded and installed, hiding their icon on the device, so that the user was told that the download failed.

In fact, there was no mistake in the process but the virus had given other files confidentially with the APK extension, used by apps for Android phones and leaflets.

The names of the video games that have been infected are Truck Cargo Simulator, Car Extreme Sport Driving, Car Outstanding Driving Racing, Exceptional Car Drive, Fire Fighter Simulator Fire Fighting, Extreme Racing Moto, Luxurious Car SUV Traffic, City Moto Racing, Cross Extreme Moto, Hyper Car Driving, Car Driving Simulator, SUV 4×4 Driving, Luxury Car Parking and SUV City Climbing Parking.

The fate that cybercriminals will give to the data obtained by these 13 applications, two of which are "pending", that is, the most unloaded from the Google store, is still unknown.

Google's Scott Westover spokeswoman secured the press that "the apps have broken our policies and have been removed from the Play Store."

According to the Techcrunch website, over 700,000 applications have been malware of malware that have been removed from the official download website for computers with an Android operating system.

(Source: Los Andes)

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