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Malware Attack on Android Phones, Hides in WhatsApp

Malware Attack on Android Phones, Hides in WhatsApp
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Ever since, people started to give importance to electronic gadget accessing internet, privacy security get loosen. In most cases, the hackers target people who are unfamiliar with the privacy crimes and digital theft. Recently, Malware that hides in whatsapp attacked more than 25 Million Android phones. The Malware attack on Android Phones replaces several installed applications and steals the privacy.

Cybersecurity Researchers Warns Malware attack on Android Phones

On Wednesday, Cybesecurity researchers issued a warning message about the Malware attack on Android Phones. The attacked carried by the malware hides in the WhatsApp app and replaces installed application with evil versions.

The Smith from the Israeli Security Company Check Point said, the malware abuses the previously known weakness of Android OS.

Because of the recent Malware attack on Android Phones, more than 25 Millions of Android Smart phones infected. In fact, Smart phones from India infected a lot with this recently Malware attack. About 15 Million Indian smart phones infected, in addition, to that 300,000 Smartphone from the US and 137,000 from UK.

Malware Spread via Third party App

According to the report by the Check Point, the malware has spread via the Third party App Store 9apps.com. Meanwhile, the China’s Alibaba owned that third party app store. It also added that, attack from third party app store mainly focused on developing countries.

How to Check Smart Phone Infected with This Malware Attack?

Experts quoted as the malware will replace the installed application to the evil version and starts displaying ads. While opening whatsapp app, if you witness any unusual ads displayed then your smart phone infected malware. For your information, official WhatsApp application does not serve any ads in its platform.

Meanwhile, Google has not responded for the warning issued by the Israeli Security Company Check Point so far.

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