9 Sep 2016

Beware!: New Malware Discovered in Google Play Store

Google playstore is indeed the most secured store to download apps for android. Despite the fact Google playstore is the most secure app store, that hasn't stop unscrupulous programmer from creating and uploading a malware app which can cause havoc to every other app on Google playstore.

Recently, a new malware app called DressCode was discovered on Google playstore and it is said to has infected more than 40 applications on Google playstore and more than 400 applications on Unofficial app store.

What this specific app does is creates a so-called Botnet. The attackers are able to use infected devices to route traffic through them. In the case of DressCodeCheck Point says, the hackers only used it to generate false ad clicks and traffic, thus collecting ad revenue. However, a botnet can be used for much more serious attacks, such as gaining access to company servers and files.

Even though the malware is used to route traffic for invalid clicks of ad revenue, you still have the responsibility of making sure such kind of malware doesn’t run in the background of your device, otherwise it will affect your device performance.
Always make sure that your Android device have the latest security patch installed and always be careful of what you download in apps store.

 One of the malicious apps found on Google Play.

Appendix – Infected Package names found on Google Play
  • com.dark.kazy.goddess.lp
  • com.whispering.kazy.spirits.pih
  • com.shelter.kazy.ghost.jkv
  • com.forsaken.kazy.game.house
  • com.dress.up.Musa.Winx.Stella.Tecna.Bloom.Flora
  • com.dress.up.princess.Apple.White.Raven.Queen.Ashlynn.Ella.Ever.After.High
  • com.monster.high.Dracubecca.freaky.Fusion.draculaura
  • com.dress.up.Cerise.Hood.Raven.Queen.Apple.White.Ever.After.Monster.High
  • com.ever.after.high.Swan.Duchess.barbie.game
  • com.cute.dressup.anime.waitress
  • com.rapunzel.naughty.or.nice
  • guide.slither.skins
  • clash.royale.guide
  • guide.lenses.snapchat
  • com.minecraft.skins.superhero
  • com.catalogstalkerskinforminecraft_.ncyc
  • com.applike.robotsskinsforminecraft
  • com.temalebedew.modgtavformcpe
  • com.manasoft.skinsforminecraftunique
  • com.romanseverny.militaryskinsforminecraft
  • com.temalebedew.animalskinsforminecraft
  • com.temalebedew.skinsoncartoonsforminecraft
  • com.str.carmodsforminecraft
  • com.hairstyles.stepbystep.yyhb
  • com.str.mapsfnafforminecraft
  • com.weave.braids.steps.txkw
  • mech.mod.mcpe
  • com.applike.animeskinsforminecraftjcxw
  • com.str.furnituremodforminecraft
  • com.vladgamerapp.skin.editor.for_.minecraft
  • ru.sgejko.horror.mv
  • com.vladgamerapp.skins.for_.minecraft.girls
  • com.zaharzorkin.cleomodsforgtasailht
  • com.temalebedew.ponyskins
  • com.my.first.date.stories
  • com.gta.mod.minecraft.raccoon
  • com.applike.hotskinsforminecraft
  • com.applike.serversforminecraftpe
  • com.zaharzorkin.pistonsmod
  • wiki.clash.guide
  • mobile.strike.guide
  • prank.calling.app
  • sonic.dash.guide

source: checkpoint

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