Joker virus back on Android to steal user bank details

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Alert! The dangerous Joker virus back on Android to steal users bank details- Eleven apps on the Android Play Store were actually hiding Joker malware. Here is the list of eleven applications infected with the Joker virus:

Joker virus back on Android to steal users bank details
Alert! Joker virus back on Android to steal users bank details

Joker Virus is back on Android

Yes, be alert! The dangerous Joker virus is back on Android this time to steal the user's bank details.
Cybersecurity researchers at Check Point recently discovered that the infamous Joker virus has made a comeback on the Play Store. Malware active since 2017 has been spotted in no less than 11 innocent-looking apps. In all, these apps have more than 500,000 downloads, claiming as many potential victims.
Joker malware is known to steal bank details from victims also have access to SMS, emails, and other notifications which allows him to intercept authentication codes, recover names and other personal data, subscribe to his victims to paid services, and click on advertisements or malicious.

According to the researchers by the Check Point, the protective measures put in place by Google on the Play Store are not enough to stop malicious applications.

"We were able to detect numerous uploads of Joker to the Google Play Store each week, all of which were downloaded by unsuspecting users."

"Despite investments made by Google to protect its platform, Joker malware is difficult to detect. And even if the fraudulent apps have been removed from it, we can expect a malware mutation. Everyone must take the time to understand what Joker is and what damage it can cause to ordinary people, ”

List of  Joker Virus Affected Apps


Here is the list of eleven applications infected with the Joker virus:
  • ImageCompress.
  • WithMe Texts.
  • FriendSMS.
  • Relax Relaxation.
  • Cherry Messages.
  • LovingLove Message.
  • RecoveFiles.
  • RemindMe Alarm.
  • Training Memory Game.
However, The report by Check Point also revealed that the 11 infected apps have already been taken down from Play Store since April 30, anyhow that doesn’t seem to be the end of it.
If an Android user has any of the above-listed apps in their Play Store, then they must immediately uninstall these from their smartphones. Besides removing these from the phones, the users also must compulsorily give a full factory reset on the device to get away with such a malicious content on their device.

Source: elandroidelibre

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