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Google Play Store: 24 Apps Deleted | Latest Threat For Android Users

24 Apps Affected by Joker Virus in Google Play Store

A number of apps have recently made it into the google play store with some sneaky malware. This sneaky malware is called Joker, which can leech money out of accounts in the guise of a premium subscription. This malware has been reportedly infected 24 apps on google play store. Google has taken action against these apps and removed them.

The latest threat to android is Joker Virus as the name itself depicts Joker malware which totally relies on ads when people do sign up for any sort of premium subscriptions and then after they steal the user’s data in the background. As Android platform has always been attacked and facing threats from malware from time to time. This new malware is proven that it is too dangerous for Android users and has already been downloading on a large number of smartphones supporting Android.

The majority of the apps in question targeted specifically European and Asian countries and required a user to be using a SIM card from those regions in order for the malware to execute.

The malware have targeted specific countries including  Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, China, Cyprus, Egypt, France, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Kuwait, Malaysia, Myanmar, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Republic of Argentina, Serbia, Singapore, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and the United States.

Before the action was initiated against these 24 apps it was Downloaded and installed. Before than 472000 and it’s not known whether any of the users are under risk.

24 Apps from Google Play Store | Android Users

Given below are the list of 24 apps that have been infect by the Joker Malware:

  1. Advocate Wallpaper
  2. Age Face
  3. Altar Message
  4. Antivirus Security – Security Scan
  5. Beach Camera
  6. Board picture editing
  7. Certain Wallpaper
  8. Climate SMS
  9. Collate Face Scanner
  10. Cute Camera
  11. Dazzle Wallpaper
  12. Declare Message
  13. Display Camera
  14. Great VPN
  15. Humour Camera
  16. Ignite Clean
  17. Leaf Face Scanner
  18. Mini Camera
  19. Print Plant scan
  20. Rapid Face Scanner
  21. Reward Clean
  22. Ruddy SMS
  23. Soby Camera
  24. Spark Wallpaper

If you have any of these apps installed on your mobile, please it’s advised to uninstall them to keep yourself out of threats.

But if you have any of the 24 apps installed, we suggest you check your bank account activity to see if there’s anything suspicious.

For more information on Latest threats for Android users| Apps Deleted by Google, stay tuned with us. For Safer side, Android users must delete these apps from their smartphones.

Rashi Gupta - professional Digital Marketing consultant with Google certification, Passionate about reading and writing latest facts on Science and Technology and now a full-time contributor to Journal Headlines. Rashi is the base behind the Science coverage over this online news platform.


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