Recently, Google had to remove 13 apps from its Play Store after verifying that they had been infected with malware
As registered on the NDTV digital media, these are platforms that have been "disguised" career games
When he tried to open the game, he got stuck while – at the same time – he installed a virus on his cell phone. The most dangerous thing is that in many cases this was totally unnoticed by the users.
It should be noted that this application was quite popular before being removed. So we leave you with the list.
-Luxury Cars SUV Traffic
-Motor driving simulator
-Extreme Car Driving Racing
-Moto Cross Extreme Racing
-SUV City Climb Parking
-Extreme city driving car
-City Traffic Moto Racing
-Extreme Sport Car Driving
-Hyper Car Driving Simulator
Truck Load Simulator
-SUV 4 × 4 Driving Simulator
-Firefighter – Fire Truck Simulator
– luxury car parking
As noted by the Spanish newspaper ABC, they were all added to the Play Store by the same developer: Luis O. Pinto.
The aim of those behind these viruses was to monetize their efforts by sending unsolicited ads to the user as soon as the device was unlocked.
Do not install these applications on Google Play, it's malware.
-all together 560,000+ install
-after launch, hide icon
-ownloads APK and makes the user install it (unavailable now)
-2 apps are #Trending
without legitimate functionality
– Lukas Stefanko (@LukasStefanko) November 19, 2018
Malware researcher Lukas Stefanko of the security company ESET, who revealed the list of applications. As detailed, they also requested permission to fully access the network and view the network and Wi-Fi connections.
If you are one of those who managed to download one of these applications, it is best to start the smartphone in safe mode and delete the application. Another tip you can take is to get some protection against malware such as Avast Security and 360 Security.