Tuesday, May 30, 2017

36 million Android devices affected by the virus Judy


A new malware has caused a large gap in the security of Android devices. It was originally discovered by Check Point researchers last week and has been called "Judy".
This is one of the most dangerous malware on Android to date. It is believed that it has already affected more than 36 million and a half Android devices and the figures continue to increase day by day.
Resizer
According to Check Point, malware was found in 41 applications on the Google Play Store and was apparently able to circumvent the Google Bouncer security system.

Google has already removed infected applications from your store

Interestingly, some of the apps infected with Judy malware were available in the Google Play Store for years. However, at this point, it is very difficult to know if the 41 applications already had the malware present from its inception or if it was previously inserted in a software update.
"MALWARE USES INFECTED DEVICES TO GENERATE LARGE AMOUNTS OF CLICKS ON ADS, THUS PROVIDING ECONOMIC BENEFITS TO PERPETRATORS."
Once the user has downloaded a malicious application, it registers receivers in a hidden way to establish a connection with the servers . The malware then opens URLs by mimicking a PC browser on a hidden web page.
Thanks to Javascript, malware is able to locate and virtually push on banner ads from Google's ad infrastructure. Finally, the malware author receives a payment from the developer of the website, which pays for the traffic of the same.
Google
Google has already removed malware-infected apps from Judy from the Google Play Store. As for the attackers, apparently it is a Korean company that develops applications for iOS and Android . Do you think something similar could happen on iPhone and iPad? Why?
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