Joker Malware Attack Latest Update: Joker malware has infected more than 50 apps in the Google Play Store, Zscaler Threatlabz said in a report Thursday. Google immediately took action and removed all infected apps from its app store. If you have any of those apps on your smartphone, you should delete them right away.Also read – Alippo Learning helps women hone their skills and become micro-entrepreneurs
The Zscaler ThreatLabz team further noted that the malware families Joker, Facestealer, and Coper were recently discovered to spread through apps. However, these malicious apps were removed from the Google Play Store when the ThreatLabz team immediately notified the Google Android Security team of these newly discovered threats. Also Read – Microsoft, Apple, Google and more: list of companies planning to freeze hiring, lay off employees
What is Joker malware?
Joker is a malware that mainly infects various apps on Android mobile devices. This malware manages to get into Google’s official app store by periodically updating trail signatures, including virus code updates, execution processes, and payload retrieval techniques. Also read – Google plans to test AR glasses in public from next month
After entering the user’s phones, the virus steals the victim’s contacts, device data, and text messages, and then enrolls the victim in expensive WAP (Wireless Application Protocol) services.
Check these affected apps and if you have any installed on your phone, uninstall them now:
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