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'Judy' Malware Hits Up to 36.5M Android Devices

The threat of the Wanakrae RanSware on the Microsoft Windows system was not completely averted and another malware came out. It is being told that this new malware threatens Android phones. This malware can come in the phone through the app.

'Judy' Malware Hits Up to 36.5M Android Devices:-


Malware has been found through checkpoint security research firm, it is being named 'Judy'. The most surprising thing is that this malware has been found in the Google Play Store. Google's system works in such a way that it will automatically detect and remove the affected app by Malware, which does not threaten users. But it seems that this has not happened this time.

Checkpoint has stated in the blog that there are about 41 apps in the Google Play Store. According to the checkpoint blogpost, Judy Malware is an auto-clicking adware that has been developed by the company of South Korea, named Kinnivini. These apps have been developed for both Android and iOS platforms. This app affected by malware was up to 4.5 million to 18.5 million downloads.

The security firm further said that, many of these apps have been in the Google Play Store for years, but they have recently been updated. It is not known that since this app was affected by this malware.

It is unclear how long the malicious code existed inside the apps, hence the actual spread of the malware remains unknown," Check Point says, but those download numbers mean "the total spread of the malware may have reached between 8.5 and 36.5 million users

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