Better protect your smartphone! Another batch of Android apps that steal your data

Deepak Gupta July 30, 2022
Updated 2022/07/30 at 7:12 PM

The Android universe and its smartphones have been plagued by a level of security attacks above anything normal. Every week there are new reports of apps present on the Play Store that want to steal users and their data.

In this sense, and of course, there is one more report of problems in this area. There are a lot more Android apps that are focused on stealing user data and getting them to subscribe to value-added services.

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Despite all the efforts made by Google, Android and the Play Store are not free from malware and other serious security issues. These focus on stealing users' bank details or simply making them use value-added services.

What has now emerged from the well-known Dr Web has revealed that there is yet another list of apps dedicated to this less legal purpose. The targeted and identified apps seem to be successful among users and already have 10 million downloads among attacked users.

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Although Google has already removed most of these apps, there are still some that are present in the Android App Store and ready to be installed. From what has been revealed, most resort to the well-known Joker malware, but there are other malicious strains present.

In practice this leads to users subscribing to value-added services without knowing it. Furthermore, and through these apps, users end up having their bank details stolen, as well as their social media accounts.

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In order to deceive users, these apps use some well-known and proven schemes. They mask themselves from other apps and with other features to ensure that they escape the radar of users and some security tools.

List of malicious Android apps

  • Photo Editor: Beauty Filter (gb.artfilter.tenvarnist)
  • Photo Editor: Retouch & Cutout (de.nineergysh.quickarttwo)
  • Photo Editor: Art Filters (gb.painnt.moonlightingnine)
  • Photo Editor - Design Maker (gb.twentynine.redaktoridea)
  • Photo Editor & Background Eraser (de.photoground.twentysixshot)
  • Photo & Exif Editor (de.xnano.photoexifeditornine)
  • Photo Editor - Filters Effects (de.hitopgop.sixtyeightgx)
  • Photo Filters & Effects (de.sixtyonecollice.cameraroll)
  • Photo Editor : Blur Image (de.instgang.fiftyggfife)
  • Photo Editor : Cut, Paste (de.fiftyninecamera.rollredactor)
  • Emoji Keyboard: Stickers & GIF (gb.crazykey.sevenboard)
  • Neon Theme Keyboard (com.neonthemekeyboard.app)
  • Neon Theme - Android Keyboard (com.androidneonkeyboard.app)
  • Cashe Cleaner (com.cachecleanereasytool.app)
  • Fancy Charging (com.fancyanimatedbattery.app)
  • FastCleaner: Cashe Cleaner (com.fastcleanercashecleaner.app)
  • Call Skins - Caller Themes (com.rockskinthemes.app)
  • Funny Caller (com.funnycallercustomtheme.app)
  • CallMe Phone Themes (com.callercallwallpaper.app)
  • InCall: Contact Background (com.mycallcustomcallscrean.app)
  • MyCall - Call Personalization (com.mycallcallpersonalization.app)
  • Caller Theme (com.caller.theme.slow)
  • Caller Theme (com.callertheme.firstref)
  • Funny Wallpapers - Live Screen (com.funnywallpapaerslive.app)
  • 4K Wallpapers Auto Changer (de.andromo.ssfiftylivesixcc)
  • NewScrean: 4D Wallpapers (com.newscrean4dwallpapers.app)
  • Stock Wallpapers & Backgrounds (de.stockeighty.onewallpapers)
  • Notes - reminders and lists (com.notesreminderslists.app)

This looks like a problem that Google will have to overcome soon to keep Android users safe. Apps are at the heart of Android and must ensure that they are free from malware and other security threats.

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