Android users, check out our collection of apps. Some of them may contain malware. A recent report shows that 92 Android-specific apps with over 30 million downloads host dangerous SpinOk malware and spyware components.
“When we started investigating the situation with our mobile app chain security tool, we were disturbed to discover that this malicious spyware disguised as an SDK ad had infiltrated many apps on the Google Play Store. I felt
This is in addition to over 193 Android apps already found to contain the SpinOk malware originally as part of software development kits for advertisers. found By Doctor Webb. CloudSEK SVigil reports that 43 of these apps are still available on the Google Play Store with over 5 million downloads.
“This demonstrates a broader breach taking place within the Play Store ecosystem, making a larger user base susceptible to potential privacy forks and data breaches. The combined user base of nearly 30 million affected by these compromised apps highlights the seriousness of the situation.”
SpinOk can run in the background without being noticed by device users. It has the ability to upload files from infected smartphones, copy or replace content from the clipboard, search users’ files and directories, and perform other dangerous activities.
Essentially, SpinOk uses a “file extractor” to access your personal information such as videos, images and documents stored on your device so that it can be shared with third parties. This malware is also used to help hackers steal credit card information and steal passwords.
Here are the top apps that CloudSEK strongly recommends removing:
- hexa pop link
- macaron match
- macaron boom
- jelly connect
- tiler master
- crazy magic ball
- bitcoin master
- mega win slot
You can find the full list of apps infected with malware here. This list will be updated as security measures are taken for some apps, making them safe to use again. There may be more apps that have been identified as hiding the SpinOK malware secretly.
This is not to say that the app intentionally contains spyware, just that spyware is already there and best avoided for the time being. Whenever you download a new app, always check it in first. Reviewing her user reviews and their overall rankings may indicate the presence of malware.
In addition to removing the infected apps in the list above, remove any apps you no longer use. They just take up space and may be swiping data even though they’ve been abandoned.