Ever since people started to give importance to electronic gadgets accessing the internet, privacy security gets loosen. In most cases, hackers target people who are unfamiliar with 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, Cybersecurity researchers issued a warning message about the Malware attack on Android Phones. The attack carried by the malware hides in the WhatsApp app and replaces installed applications with evil versions.
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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 Million Android Smartphones infected. In fact, Smartphones from India infected a lot with this recently Malware attack. About 15 Million Indian smartphones infected, in addition, to that 300,000 Smartphones from the US and 137,000 from the 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, China’s Alibaba owned that third-party app store. It also added that attacks from third-party app stores mainly focused on developing countries.
How to Check the SmartPhone 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 smartphone infected malware. For your information, the official WhatsApp application does not serve any ads on its platform.
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Meanwhile, Google has not responded to the warning issued by the Israeli Security Company Check Point so far.