Joker malware has been found in 50 apps on Google Play Store.
Google has removed 50 apps from the Play Store.
The affected apps have been downloaded 3 lakh times.
Google constantly checks for dangerous apps, and keeps deleting them. Meanwhile, again such a case has come to the fore, in which virus has been found in some apps of Google Play Store. Zscaler has alerted Android users about 50 apps from the Google Play Store that are affected by the popular Joker malware. However, reports have been received that 50 apps affected by Joker malware have been removed from the Google Play Store. According to the Zscaler ThreatLabz team, it was recently discovered that Joker, Facestealer, Cooper malware were spreading through families of apps.
These harmful apps were immediately removed from the Google Playstore after the ThreatLabz team immediately informed the Google Android Security team. Joker is a popular Malver family. With the help of this malware, hackers can intercept one-time passwords and security codes and read your notifications.
Not only this, they can secretly take screenshots, send and read SMS and even make calls. This malware is capable of doing almost everything on your device.
These apps have been downloaded a total of 3,00,000 times, most of which fall under the categories of communication, health, personalization, photography and tools. In the past two months, researchers at ThreatLabz found these apps in the Google Play Store to be affected by the Joker malware.
Simple Note Scanner – com.wuwan.pdfscan
Universal PDF Scanner – com.unpdf.scan.read.docscanuniver
Private Messenger – com.recollect.linkus
Premium SMS – com.premium.put.trustsms
Smart Messages com.toukyoursms.timemessages
Text Emoji SMS – messenger.itext.emoji.mesenger
Blood Pressure Checker – com.bloodpressurechecker.tangjiang
Funny Keyboard – com.soundly.galaxykeyboard
Memory Silent Camera – com.silentmenory.timcamera
Custom Themed Keyboard – com.custom.keyboardthemes.galaxy
Light Messages – com.lilysmspro.lighting
Themes Photo Keyboard – com.themes.bgphotokeyboard
Send SMS – exazth.message.send.text.sms
Themes Chat Messenger – com.relish.messengers
Instant Messenger – com.sbdlsms.crazymessager.mmsrec
Cool Keyboard – com.colate.gthemekeyboard
Fonts Emoji Keyboard – com.zemoji.fontskeyboard
Mini PDF Scanner – com.mnscan.minipdf
Smart SMS Messages – com.sms.mms.message.ffei.free
Creative Emoji Keyboard – com.whiteemojis.creativekeyboard.ledsloard
Fancy SMS – con.sms.fancy
Fonts Emoji Keyboard – com.symbol.fonts.emojikeyboardsPersonal Message com.crown.personalmessage
Funny Emoji Message – com.funie.messagremo
Magic Photo Editor – com.amagiczy.photo.editor
Professional Messages – com.adore.attached.message
All Photo Translator – myphotocom.allfasttranslate.transationtranslator
Chat SMS – com.maskteslary.messages
Smile Emoji – com.balapp.smilewall.emoji
Wow Translator – com.imgtop.camtranslator
All Language Translate – com.exclusivez.alltranslate
Cool Messages – com.learningz.app.cool.messages
Blood Pressure Diary – bloodhold.nypressure.mainheart.ratemy.mo.depulse.app.tracker.diary
Chat Text SMS – com.echatsms.messageos
Hi Text SMS – ismos.mmsyes.message.texthitext.bobpsms
Emoji Theme Keyboard – com.gobacktheme.lovelyemojikeyboard
iMessager – start.me.messager
Text SMS – com.ptx.textsms
Camera Translator – com.haixgoback.outsidetext.languagecameratransla
Come Messages – com.itextsms.messagecomingPainting Photo Editor – com.painting.pointeditor.photo
Rich Theme Message – com.getmanytimes.richsmsthememessenge
Quick Talk Message – messages.qtsms.messenger
Advanced SMS – com.fromamsms.atadvancedmmsopp
Professional Messenger – com.akl.smspro.messenger
Classic Game Messenger – com.classcolor.formessenger.sic
Style Message – com.istyle.messagesty
Private Game Messages – com.message.game.india
Timestamp Camera – allready.taken.photobeauty.camera.timestamp
Social Message – com.colorsocial.message.
Google may have removed these apps from its App Store, but if you still have any of these apps in your phone then you should uninstall these apps immediately.
Tags: Apps, Google Play Store, tech news, Tech news hindi
FIRST PUBLISHED : July 23, 2022, 09:43 IST