After the recent ransomware attack that targeted the outdated versions of Microsoft Windows, a new malware in the industry has emerged and this time on Google’s Play Store.
Android Security is under threat from an Android-based malware, named as ‘Judy’, which has infected millions of smartphones across the globe. This new malware has been found in 41 apps on the Google Play Store that cause infected devices to generate fraudulent clicks on advertisements.
According to Checkpoint, a security firm that tracks & analyzes viruses, the malware “Judy”- causes infected devices to generate massive amounts of fraudulent clicks on advertisements, generating revenues for the perpetrators behind it.
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How many users are infected?
Checkpoint further states that the malicious app that include cooking and fashion games under the ‘Judy’ brand, reached astonishing downloads between 4.5 million to 18.5 million. The total malware infection may have reached between 8.6 million to 36.5 million users.
Who is behind Judy?
CheckPoint says that Judy Malware is believed to have been created by a South Korean firm named Kiniwini. Essentially an auto-clicking adware, the malware is aimed at making money for the developers by auto-clicking on ads through the infected devices.
How to protect yourself from Judy malware?
1: Keep your software up to date
By keeping up with the latest updates, you can give yourself the best chance at staying as safe as possible because the software updates on your mobile device can add new features and improve the performance.
2: Install a mobile security app
As you should have an antivirus & anti-malware software on your computer, the same applies to your mobile devices.
3: Beware of dangerous links
If you don’t recognize the sender of an email, then don’t click on any links in it because virus infections happens when the user clicks on such links. Same applies to the links you find on your smartphone that can lead to the installation of mobile malware, viruses & other malicious content on your device.
Google says that every day, it scans more than 50 billion apps and the new feature will detect & remove apps that might be harmful.
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