Delete these apps immediately if you don’t want your bank account to be stolen
- Tram Ho
Research by cybersecurity company ThreatFainst shows that these malicious codes have appeared since June until now. According to security experts at ThreatFainst, the malicious code belongs to the type of “trojan droppers”, so the Play Store’s virus scanning system was unable to detect them.
These malicious codes are disguised as some kind of software such as QR code scanner applications, PDF file readers or cryptocurrency wallets. It is estimated that more than 300,000 devices have been affected by these malicious codes.
According to security experts, these malicious codes can steal the victim’s bank password or authentication code. They can even record actions from the virtual keyboard and silently take screenshots of the user’s device.
Here is a list of some applications that contain malicious code that users should remove as soon as they are detected on their devices:
Two Factor Authenticator (package name com.flowdivision)
Protection Guard (com.protectionguard.app)
QR CreatorScanner (com.ready.qrscanner.mix)
Master Scanner Live (com.multifuction.combine.qr)
QR Scanner 2021 (com.qr.code.generate)
QR Scanner (com.qr.barqr.scangen)
PDF Document Scanner – Scan to PDF (com.xaviermuches.docscannerpro2)
PDF Document Scanner (com.docscanverifier.mobile)
PDF Document Scanner Free (com.doscanner.mobile)
Gym and Fitness Trainer (com.gym.trainer.jeux)
Master Scanner Live (leaf.leave.exchang)
Gym and Fitness Trainer (gesture.enlist.say)
PDF AI: Text Recognizer (com.uykxx.noazg)
QR CreatorScanner (com.cinnamon.equal)
QR CreatorScanner (com.tag.right)
In the past time, security companies have discovered many applications and malware on the Android platform. Earlier, cybersecurity software company Avast issued a warning about a phishing campaign called UltimaSMS. This campaign includes 151 phishing applications, attacking Android smartphones. These apps disguise themselves as popular software such as photo editors, camera filters, games, QR code scanners, etc. These apps automatically sign up for SMS services at expensive costs. .
Source : Genk