New 56 malicious Android applications were found on Google Play

Google Play is currently the largest and most popular store of mobile applications in the world, which is installed by default on almost all Android smartphones. As you can hardly guess, the number of its users is counted in billions, which makes it a target for cybercriminals. Unfortunately, Google is not known for the best security, because we even regularly inform you about new malicious applications that have been found in its store. Unfortunately, today we had to write about further pests discovered on Google Play. Even worse, their number exceeds fifty, and in total, they were downloaded more than a million times.

New malicious apps discovered on Google Play

Despite many efforts, Google just can’t keep malware developers away from its store. The company is implementing newer and newer safeguards, but the developers always seem to be one step ahead of it.

This is confirmed by the latest report from Check Point Research, which has been dealing with cybersecurity for years. We can read in it that recently they managed to discover 56 malicious adware applications (referred to as “Tekya”) on Google Play, which bypassed the Google Play Protect system security without much problem. Their action boiled down to imitating clicks on ads, which generated considerable revenues. The described applications impersonated various tools, starting with calculators and ending with translators. The full list of “Tekya” malicious applications detected by Check Point Research is as follows.

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The full list of “Tekya” malicious applications

Package_name Installs Developer
caracal.raceinspace.astronaut 100000 Caracal Entertainment 100000 Caracal Entertainment
com.leo.letmego 100000 Leopardus Studio
com.caculator.biscuitent 50000 Biscuit Ent
com.pantanal.aquawar 50000 Pantanal Entertainment
com.pantanal.dressup 50000 Pantanal Entertainment 50000 World TravelX 50000 Lynx StudioX
travel.withu.translate 50000 World TravelX
allday.a24h.translate 10000 Royal Chow Studio
banz.stickman.runner.parkour 10000 Biaz Inc
best.translate.tool 10000 Megapelagios
com.banzinc.littiefarm 10000 Biaz Inc
com.bestcalculate.multifunction 10000 Titanyan Entertainment
com.folding.blocks.origami.mandala 10000 Slardar Studio
com.goldencat.hillracing 10000 Golden Cat
com.hexa.puzzle.hexadom 10000 MajorStudioX 10000 Titanyan Entertainment
com.maijor.cookingstar 10000 MajorStudioX
com.major.zombie 10000 MajorStudioX
com.mimochicho.fastdownloader 10000 MochiMicho
com.nyanrev.carstiny 10000 Titanyan Entertainment
com.pantanal.stickman.warrior 10000 Pantanal Entertainment
com.pdfreader.biscuit 10000 Biscuit Ent
com.splashio.mvm 10000 Biscuit Ent
com.yeyey.translate 10000 World TravelX
leo.unblockcar.puzzle 10000 Biaz Inc 10000 MochiMicho 10000 MochiMicho
multi.translate.threeinone 10000 White Whale Studio
pro.infi.translator 10000 World TravelX
rapid.snap.translate 10000 Royal Chow Studio
smart.language.translate 10000 Megapelagios 10000 Sunda Clouded
biaz.jewel.block.puzzle2019 5000 Biaz Inc
biaz.magic.cuble.blast.puzzle 5000 Biaz Inc
biscuitent.imgdownloader 5000 Biscuit Ent
biscuitent.instant.translate 5000 Biscuit Ent
com.besttranslate.biscuit 5000 Biscuit Ent
com.inunyan.breaktower 5000 Titanyan Entertainment
com.leo.spaceship 5000 Leopardus Studio 5000 MochiMicho
fortuneteller.tarotreading.horo 5000 Sunda Clouded
ket.titan.block.flip 5000 Titanyan Entertainment
mcmc.ebook.reader 5000 MochiMicho
swift.jungle.translate 5000 White Whale Studio
com.leopardus.happycooking 1000 Leopardus Studio 1000 MochiMicho
com.tapsmore.challenge 1000 Biscuit Ent 1000 MochiMicho
com.hexamaster.anim 500 Leopardus Studio
com.twmedia.downloader 100 MochiMicho
com.caracal.burningman 50 Caracal Entertainment
com.cuvier.amazingkitchen 50 MajorStudioX
com.arsketch.quickplan MochiMicho

It cannot be hidden that the list is really huge. The good news, however, is that all of the above applications have already been removed from Google Play. Of course, this does not mean that the malware apps have also disappeared from your smartphones, so if you installed any app from the list, get rid of it as soon as possible.

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