104 Android apps in the Play Store are hiding this malware


Android malware

New Android malware has been spotted on the Play Store. Dubbed Soraka, the malware hides in the code of 104 applications found on the Google Play store. In total, they have been downloaded by more than 4.6 million Internet users worldwide in the past few months.

Android malware Soraka has infected 104 Play Store applications

This December 19, 2019, cybersecurity researchers from White Ops Threat Intelligence revealed the presence of 104 fraudulent Android applications on the Play Store. A malware called Soraka (a Russian name from slang) has been identified in the applications code. Its only objective is to display intrusive ads on the screen of the smartphone of its victims. The malware is even capable of displaying ads on the standby or locked screen. Thanks to adware of this kind, hackers generate advertising revenue in record time.

More sophisticated than the latest adware spotted on Android, Soraka is able to hide its presence from detection systems. “Fraudsters are getting smarter – they know it’s an arms race now, so they’re trying to slow the analysis down with tactics. We are seeing more and more concealment tips, ” explains John Laycock, a researcher at White Ops, to our colleagues in Forbes. For example, Soraka waits a certain amount of time after installation to flood the victim with advertisements. In addition, the malware is capable of stopping the appearance of announcements if a detection system is in progress.

The list of 104 infected Android apps

art.photo.editor.best.hot
bedtime.reminder.lite.sleep
com.am.i.the.best.friends.hh
com.appodeal.test
com.beauty.mirror.lite
com.bedtimehelper.android
com.bkkmaster.android
com.calculator.game
com.card.life
com.cartoon.camera.pro.android
com.code.identifier.android
com.code.recognizer.android
com.color.spy.game
com.cute.kittens.puzzlegame.android
com.cute.love.test.android
com.daily.wonderfull.moment
com.dailycostmaster.android
com.dangerous.writing.note
com.data.securite.data
com.days.daysmatter365.android
com.days.remind.calendar
com.detector.noise.tool
com.dodge.emoji.game
com.dog.bark.picture.puzzle
com.drink.water.remind.you
com.ezzz.fan.sleep.noise
com.fake.call.girlfriend.prank2019
com.fakecaller.android
com.fake.caller.plus
com.false.location
com.fancy.lovetest.android
com.fast.code.scanner.nmd
com.filemanagerkilopro.android
com.filemanagerupro.android
com.filemanageryo.android
com.filemanagerzeropro.android
com.find.difference.detective.little
com.find.you.lover.test
com.frame.easy.phone
com.frank.video.call.lite
com.free.code.scanner.nmd
com.free.lucky.prediction.test
com.funny.lie.truth.detector
com.funny.word.game.english
com.game.color.hunter
com.ice.survival.berg
com.idays.dayscounter.android
com.important.days.matter
com.instanomo.android
com.isleep.cycleclock.android
com.led.color.light.rolling
com.lite.fake.gps.location
com.lovetest.plus.android
com.love.yourself.women
com.lucky.charm.text
com.lucky.destiny.teller
com.magnifying.glass.tool
com.math.braingame.puzzle.riddle
com.math.iq.puzzle.riddle.braingame
com.math.puzzles.riddle.braingame
com.multiple.scanner.plus.nmd
com.my.big.days.counter
com.my.constellation.love.work
com.my.pocker.mobile.mirror
com.nanny.tool.data
com.nice.mobile.mirror.hd
com.nomophotoeditor.android
com.non.stop.writing
com.phone.lite.frame
com.phone.mirror.pro
com.pocker.pro.mobile.mirror
com.prank.call.fake.ring
com.phonecallmaker.android
com.pro.test.noise
com.puzzle.cute.dog.android
com.scan.code.tool
com.simple.days.counter
com.sleep.comfortable.sounds
com.sleep.in.rain
com.sleepassistantool.android
com.sleeptimer.android
com.smart.scanner.master.nmd
com.test.find.your.love
com.test.fortune.tester
com.test.lover.match
com.tiny.scanner.tool.nmd
com.wmmaster.android
com.word.fun.level.english
good.lucky.is.coming.hh
mobi.clock.android
my.lucky.goddness.today.test
newest.android.fake.location.changer
nmd.andriod.better.calculator.plus
nmd.andriod.mobile.calculator.master
nmd.android.best.fortune.explorer
nmd.android.better.fortune.signs
nmd.android.clam.white.noise
nmd.android.fake.incoming.call
nmd.android.good.luck.everyday
nmd.android.location.faker.master
nmd.android.multiple.fortune.test
nmd.android.scanner.master.plus
nmd.android.test.what.suitable
photo.editor.pro.magic
pic.art.photo.studio.picture
relax.ezzz.sleep.cradle
super.lucky.magican.newest
test.you.romantic.quize
well.sleep.guard.relax
your.best.lucky.master.test.new
com.ssdk.test
bedtime.reminder.lite.sleep
com.frank.video.call.lite.pro.prank
com.personal.fortune.text
com.daily.best.suit.you
com.false.call.trick
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Most of the apps containing Soraka were put online on the Play Store only a few months ago, generally around September 2019. However, researchers believe that the malware quickly managed to infiltrate 4, 6 million Android smartphones. Before installing an unknown application, we advise you to check if the package name is not in the list below:

Warned by White Ops, Google should quickly remove the affected applications from its platform. To avoid unpleasant surprises, White Ops advises Android users to consult the reviews and comments before installing an application.

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