Android Malware: Immediately Uninstall These Apps That Sneak Drain Your Bank Account
A new batch of malicious Android apps has been discovered by cybersecurity experts at Trend Micro. The latter have the particularity of containing malware within paywalls capable of quietly emptying the bank account of its victim. If one of these applications is on your smartphone, uninstall it urgently.
Despite Google’s drastic security measures on the Play Store, every day new malware manages to slip through the cracks. Thanks to applications called “dropper”, these go unnoticed because they give the impression of being applications like the others. This is how millions of users fall for it, sometimes leading to serious consequences for their security or their bank account.
Today’s malware falls into the latter category. Malware that directly targets the savings of its victims is no longer rare, and we must be extra careful every day to avoid them. According to Trend Micro researchers, the latter are indeed more and more frequent, seeking to recover bank details, PIN code, password and other sensitive confidential data.
Immediately delete these applications that contain malware
Trend Micro has drawn up a new list of applications infected with this type of malware. Here it is in its entirety:
- Call Recorder APK (com.caduta.aisevsk)
- Call recorder pro+ (com.chestudio.callrecorder)
- Crypto Utils (com.utilsmycrypto.mainer)
- Document Scanner — PDF Creator (com.codeword.docscann)
- Eagle photo editor (com.techmediapro.photoediting)
- Extra Cleaner (com.casualplay.leadbro)
- FixCleaner (com.cleaner.fixgate)
- Just In: Video Motion (com.olivia.openpuremind)
- Lucky Cleaner (com.luckyg.cleaner)
- VPN Rooster (com.vpntool.androidweb)
- Simpli Cleaner (com.scando.qukscanner)
- Super Cleaner- hyper & smart (com.j2ca.callrecorder)
- Unicc QR Scanner (com.qrdscannerratedx)
- Universal Saver Pro (com.virtualapps.universalsaver)
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As of this writing, all of these apps have been removed from the Play Store. However, they may still be present on some smartphones. If this is your case, we strongly recommend that you uninstall them without delay. “This year, malicious actors have added an increasing number of Trojan horses to Google Play Store via droppers, proving that such a technique is effective in evading detection”emphasizes Trend Micro.