Google removes more malware apps from Play Store, check the new list

Android malware

Downloading an Android app from the Play Store is in almost all cases a safe operation; but in some rare cases, this it’s not. In fact, the Google filter periodically evades malicious apps that manage to enter the Store and, before being identified and eliminated, claim thousands of victims.

And that’s what happened again with the six apps we are talking about today identified by the SecneurX group, by the IT agency D3Lab and by Igor Golovin and Tatyana Shishkova of Kaspersky. If you are wondering, yes: once again there is the hand of Hydra and Joker, the most famous and feared Android malware, which periodically reappear under new disguises

But let’s get to the point: if you have installed one or more of the six apps listed below on your smartphone, the advice is to uninstall them as soon as possible. The reason is simple, as they are malware that can steal sensitive data such as passwords, credit card details, phone numbers and email addresses.

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So, these apps have been downloaded tens of thousands of times; demonstrating how such fraudulent methods are still effective in getting their hands on the personal data of many unsuspecting victims. Some of the apps, however, are currently still available for download on the Play Store, waiting for Google to recognize their malicious nature and delete them.

Also, below we present another list of dangerous apps for Android reported by SecneurX, but which fortunately never entered the Play Store. So, this means that the number of users involved is much more limited, considering that to install them you need to download the APK from external sites.

  • Fast PDF Scanner
  • Air Balloon Wallpaper
  • Colorful Messenger
  • Thug Photo Editor
  • Anime Wallpaper
  • Peace SMS
  • Happy Photo Collage
  • Original Messenger
  • Pellet Messages
  • Smart Keyboard
  • Special Photo Editor
  • 4K Wallpapers
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