Cybercriminals have hundreds of ways in which they manage to carry out their attacks, and one of the most common is to camouflage or introduce a virus within an app or platform so that the user unknowingly downloads it, and at that moment they can begin to attack. spy on what the victim does with their device to steal personal and banking information.
This same thing has happened with almost 200 Android apps, since according to Cloud Sek researchers, they are infected with a malware virus that has already affected millions of users around the world. Malware is a malicious computer program designed to infiltrate your device without your knowledge and cause damage and disruption to your system or steal data.
Apparentlythere are a total of 193 free apps available in the Google Play app store, which are mainly games that Together they have been downloaded more than 421 million times. These apps contain dangerous malware capable of steal login information in addition to being able to access the user’s files.
The truth is that there are apps that have had more than five million downloads, so you should check if any of your latest downloads are on this list.
There are almost 200 apps that are infected by this malware called SpinOk, the complete list is on this GitHub page, however, we are going to tell you those that have been the most downloaded so far.
- HexaPop Link 2248 (+5 million downloads)
- Macaron Match (+1 million downloads)
- Macaron Boom (+1 million downloads)
- Jelly Connect (+1 million downloads)
- Tiler Master (+1 million downloads)
- Crazy Magic Ball (+1 million downloads)
- Bitcoin Master (+ 1 million downloads)
- Happy 2048 (+1 million downloads)
- Mega Win Slots (+500,000 downloads)
What should I do if I have downloaded any of these apps
If you realize that you have some of these apps on your device, the first thing you have to do is uninstall them as soon as possible, since with this malware the cybercriminal canAccess and see everything you do on your Android smartphone.
The next thing will be install an antivirus that detects and discovers other malware that your computer may have, and in turn, it is recommended that change all passwords of your different profiles for security, since criminals could have the access codes.