December 4, 2020
Google Play Store Malware-Ridden Apps Infect Millions of Devices

Remove these 17 Apps because They Contain Malware that Steals Personal Information and Signs Victims Up for Costly Premium Subscriptions

Google has removed nearly twenty more apps from its Play Store after discovering they hide dangerous Joker or Bread malware…

Another slew of malicious apps have been discovered on the Google Play Store. Fortunately, Google has already removed the offenders. Unfortunately, the bad actors have already been downloaded millions of times. The malevolent programs were infected with Joker or Bread malware, according to security researchers over at Zscaler, who found the nasty software packages.

Google Play Store Malware-Ridden Apps Infect Millions of Devices

For those who aren’t familiar, Joker or Bread malware is a malicious code that is able to steal SMS text messages, contact lists, as well as device information. Furthermore, it can also sign victims up for premium wireless application protocol services or WAP, which can be quite costly. Victims only find out after they receive huge phone bills and have to deal with the aftermath.

Although the apps are no longer available on the Play Store and Google has turned on the Play Protect disable service, anyone who has installed the following 17 apps needs to delete them immediately from their mobile devices:

  • All Good PDF Scanner
  • Mint Leaf Message-Your Private Message
  • Unique Keyboard – Fancy Fonts and Free Emoticons
  • Tangram App Lock
  • Direct Messenger
  • Private SMS
  • One Sentence Translator – Multifunctional Translator
  • Style Photo Collage
  • Meticulous Scanner
  • Desire Translate
  • Talent Photo Editor – Blur focus
  • Care Message
  • Part Message
  • Paper Doc Scanner
  • Blue Scanner
  • Hummingbird PDF Converter – Photo to PDF
  • All Good PDF Scanner

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