Google Play is still considered to be the most reliable and secure Android app store. But, the Antivirus company “Dr. Web” has published another interpretation of the Trojan applications available on Google Play Store.
“Dr. Web” Detected Another Trojan In Google Play Apps[dropcap]As[/dropcap] we all know that the Google Play Store is the official app store for the Android OS, allowing users to browse and download applications and the Google Play is still considered to be the most reliable and secure Android app store, but from time to time, attackers always try to destroy its security and the reputation by spreading their ill-disposed and malicious programs and applications.
Hence, the Antivirus company “Dr. Web” has published another interpretation of the Trojan applications available on Google Play Store. The malware is distributed under the guise of simple games and service applications and is defined as the “Android.Valeriy.1.origin” by the Antivirus company “Dr. Web”.
However, this Trojan is intended to distribute malware as we mentioned earlier, which were used by the attackers to attract users to subscribe several chargeable services, for making money on victims.
Currently, the following applications on the Google Play Store are from the developers “ZvonkoMedia LLC, Danil Prokhorov and Horshaom” were infected by the Trojan:-
- Battery Booster
- Power Booster
- Blue Color Puzzle
- Blue And White
- Battery Checker
- Hard Jump – Reborn 3D
As we mentioned earlier that these applications have been downloaded more than 15,500 users. Furthermore, the Antivirus company “Dr. Web” researchers recorded that over 55,000 downloads of these applications were done after they gained access to the Trojan’s C&C server.
Moreover, the Antivirus company “Dr. Web” stated that “Our specialists and security experts have already informed the tech giant Google about this occurrence”.