Urgently delete Android apps: 470 lead to subscription fraud

Deepak Gupta January 27, 2022
Updated 2022/01/27 at 5:17 PM

Security researchers have 470 malicious ones Android apps exposed in the Google Play Store. They contain the Dark Herring fraud software. The damage she has done so far is believed to be in the hundreds of millions of dollars. The perfidious thing: the apps themselves do not contain the malicious code. They redirect phones to websites that have malicious programs.

These Android apps are malicious

Criminals use the Android apps to silently bill victims for an alleged subscription. Those affected only noticed the sums that had been debited without authorization a few weeks or even months later. Fraudsters have long had the chance to withdraw the money.

Some of the 470 Android apps have been downloaded millions of times. They could be downloaded both in the Google Play Store and on other platforms (via sideloading). These include the following applications:

  • Smashex
  • upgrade
  • Stream HD
  • My Translator Pro
  • Photograph Labs Pro
  • Grand mafia car
  • cast it
  • Crash King
  • 4K Wallpapers & HD Background
  • Sports TV
  • Camera Booster Pro
  • Football Sports TV
  • Fi-Fa 2021
  • feminine
  • stream now
  • love chat
  • Gaming Pro
  • Beauty Cam
  • Farm Village
  • Translate Me

You can find the full list of Android apps here. The applications have already been banned from the Google Play Store, but they could still be found on smartphones. It is also possible that they can be installed via sideloading.

You should not only be careful with the applications listed here, but also with this Android app. She takes over your cell phone without being asked.

Source: t-online, GitHub

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