Some extremely dangerous adware and data-stealing malware apps were exposed on the Google Play Store. The shocking thing is that at least five of them are still available on the Play Store. Let’s know which are these apps…
Cybersecurity researchers uncovered some extremely dangerous adware and data-stealing malware apps on the Google Play Store last month. The users were told to uninstall it from their phone. It was also told that these apps will no longer be visible on the Google Play Store.
The shocking thing is that at least five of them are still available on the Play Store. It is now reported that these apps have managed to garner over two million downloads. Bleeping Computer revealed that spyware apps can steal data from other apps as well. Let us tell you, adware apps and data-stealing Trojans are the most dangerous for Android phones.
How does this Android malware work?
This adware malware on Google Play Store can bring unwanted ads to your Android smartphone which can generally be intrusive, drain battery, generate overheating, impair user experience, and even That can also do financial transactions. Worst of all, it makes money for remote operators by forcing users to tap on affiliate ads. That data-stealing malware is also very dangerous because it can steal login credentials for websites you login to frequently, including social media and online banking accounts!
These 5 Apps Are Most Dangerous
PIP Pic Camera Photo Editor: It has managed to cross over 1 million downloads. Malware lurks in image-editing software that steals Facebook account login details.
Wild &Exotic Animal Wallpaper: This is an adware malware that changes its icon and name to ‘SIM Tool Kit’ and adds itself to the battery-saving exceptions list. It has crossed over 500,000 downloads.
Zodi Horoscope – Fortune Finder: This is another malware that steals Facebook account credentials. It also has over 500,000 downloads.
PIP Camera 2022: Facebook account hijacker malware with 50,000 downloads. This is a camera effect app.
Magnifier Flashlight: This is an adware app that provides video and static banner ads. After receiving 10,000 downloads, the Bleeping Computer report asks users to beware of these apps and other applications that pose a risk to your data and privacy. Users who have installed these apps on their Android device should immediately remove them.