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Security researchers have discovered new applications infected by malware

Delete these 8 apps from your mobile: they contain malware that can steal your data and your money

The month of August has just begun, and we already have to report on a new Malware case affecting Android users. Cybersecurity experts at SecneurX have discovered several infected apps by some of the most well-known viruses of recent times, including Joker and Autolycos.

Since last July 31, they have discovered more than X applications present in Google Play with malicious code inside. In total, they add thousands of downloads and could be endangering Android users around the world.

Malware on Android

Malware is once again stalking Android users, with new apps infected with a Trojan.

Joker and Autolycos return to the fray: the two Trojans have been discovered in these apps

Among the infected applications, it is possible to find utilities of all kinds. From wallpaper apps, games and messaging apps.

The vast majority have already been removed by Google from the Play Store, but according to download data, they might still be installed on some victims’ devices. For that reason, it is important to make sure to completely remove them from our mobiles.

The applications’ mechanism of action is similar to previous campaigns based on the Joker and Autolycos Trojans. The apps contain malicious code that allowed them get privileged permissions with which to be able to intercept text messages and carry out different types of attacks.

In this way, the malware gets steal sensitive information, or subscribe the user to premium services_ that economically benefit the perpetrators of the attack at the expense of the user.

If you have any of the infected apps installed on your device, it is very important that you delete it as soon as possible. In case you believe you have been the victim of the attack, and you think you are subscribed to a service premium without your consent, it may be a good idea contact your telephone operator to block this type of services on your bill,.

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