December 2, 2021
Security Experts Discover another 7 Android Apps on the Google Play Store Infected with Dangerous Joker Trojan

Super-Expensive ‘Joker’ Rip Off Malware Infects another 7 Popular Apps, so Delete them Right Now

The malicious Joker Trojan secretly signs victims up for expensive services by infiltrating their devices and stealing credentials…

Dangerous Joker malware continues to pose a real and costly threat to everyday consumers. First identified by security experts in 2017, the nefarious software is programmed to consistently deploy on infected devices. Once unpackaged, it goes through various applications, including contact lists, text, hardware information, and mines personal data in order to clandestinely subscribe to expensive premium services. Victims only typically find out when big bills arrive, stuffed with costly charges.

​​​​Security Experts Discover another 7 Android Apps on the Google Play Store Infected with Dangerous Joker Trojan

The Joker virus has managed to infect scores, if not hundreds, of Android applications. Unfortunately, nearly all of these have been downloadable from the Google Play Store, despite the security protections the digital marketplace employs. Unsurprisingly, it tricks victims by hiding in mundane apps, where they least suspect any risk.

Security researcher ​Tatyana Shishkova at Kaspersky has found Joker present in seven Android apps previously listed on the Google Play Store. Although the tech Giant already deleted the listings, people who have installed the infected programs remain at risk. Here are the seven applications infected with the malware:

  • Now QRcode Scans
  • EmojiOne Keyboard
  • Battery Charging Animations Battery Wallpaper
  • Dazzling Keyboard
  • Volume Booster Louder Sound Equalizer
  • Super Hero-Effect
  • Classic Emoji Keyboard

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