Google banned 136 rogue apps that were infected with the Android Grifthorse Trojan

Google banned 136 rogue apps that were infected with the Android Grifthorse Trojan

Trojan, which attacks its victim by first hiding behind different applications and spreading throughout the system. Later it manipulates users by inviting them to accept fake prizes and steals money from them without any information. Advertisements. Security experts at Zimperium zLabs informed Google about this malware and shared a blog post regarding the same. They have mentioned that Grifthorse Android Trojan has stolen money from over 10 Million victims across 70 countries. This malware campaign could have stolen more than hundreds of millions of Euros.

Researchers from Zimperium zLabs revealed that a trojan known as Grifthorse Android Trojan is prevalent in around 136 applications and has stolen money from over 10 million customers. Following the reports, Google removed these applications from the Playstore. Priyanshu Tiwari | 07/07/2013 Google has banned 136 harmful applications that have been infected with the Grifthorse Android Trojan. Google has banned 136 harmful applications infected with the Grifthorse Android TrojanPerformance, which prioritises gambling. Powered by Intel’s innovative performance hybrid architecture, you can game and multitask without sacrificing performance. More information may be found by clicking here. Advertisements Google has removed 136 applications from the Play Store after Zimperium zLabs researchers found a new malware. Grifthorse Android is the name of this trojan.

Google Play Store will neither show nor let you download old apps soon Google Maps gets estimated toll prices and better iOS widgets in India FIFA Plus launched as a streaming platform with free live matches, shows, the latest football news, and more.  USERS?The malicious Android application looks harmless in the store, but these apps start charging for their services without users knowledge and consent. The amount is around 36 Euros per month.

When the victim’s device is infected, they start getting thousands of alerts and notifications, with a frequency of five alerts per hour. These alerts show that the user has won a prize and asks them to claim it immediately. They won’t stop appearing until you accept the reward. How did the Grifthorse Android Trojan affect over 10 Million users? Once you claim it, the malware redirects you to a geo-specific webpage, where they will ask you to submit your phone numbers for verification. Here the users are entering their number to pay for a premium SMS service and not for attestation. Once you are a subscriber to the premium subscription, you will be paying for it without any information.

This campaign has been running since November 2020 and has remained unnoticed until now. The cybercriminals took great care as they attacked different targets in different ways based on geolocation. GOOGLE BANNED MALICIOUS 136 APPS, AND YOU SHOULD DELETE THEM Google removed 136 apps from Google Play Store after Zimperium reported the Grifthouse Android Trojan. These apps might still be available in third-party stores. If you have downloaded these apps in the past, now it’s time to delete them or else you can be a victim of these attacks in the future. These apps include Heart Rate and Meal Tracker, iCare – Find Location and App Name.

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