Google banned 250+ dangerous apps in last 3 months; see list, uninstall now!

With the increase of mobile device use in everyday life, it is no surprise to see cybercriminals targeting these endpoints for financial crimes. As per reports from various crybersecurity expert firms, Google has removed over 250+ malicious apps from playstore in the last 3 months.

These 150 malicious SMS scam apps on Play Store were part of a campaign called UltimaSMS wherein malicious actors sign victims up for expensive premium SMS services that earns them money while ultimately leaving victims facing big losses.

Avast says that these apps have been downloaded more than 10.5 million times from Google Play Store and “are nearly identical in structure and functionality.”

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Trojan Malware, downloaded by 3 Lakh Android users, targeting SBI users

Trojan Malware, downloaded by 3 Lakh Android users, targeting SBI users

These apps were stealing victim’s bank account details to subscribe them to random paid services, charging a hefty premium amount that left their bank account dry. The campaign targeted millions of users from over 70 countries.

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Joker Malware has returned: Remove these 15 apps from your Android devices

Joker Malware has returned: Remove these 15 apps from your Android devices

In a recent incident, Cybersecurity researchers have warned that fraudsters are tricking people and stealing their bank details via
phishing links based on the new film ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’.