While most people are using the Internet regularly, the incidence of severe malware affecting mobile phones is increasing at a rapid pace. In the meantime, the dangerous joker malware has returned and has allegedly managed to hide through the Google Play Store. This is not the first time we are hearing about clown malware. Most malware smartphones like Joker come with the ability to impress the user and steal their personal data, spy on chats and other apps, and sometimes steal stored financial details such as debit and credit card details.
Like previous examples, joker malware has been able to spread again through the Google Play Store. Cyber security experts have found that the malware has spread through a total of 11 Android apps on the Play Store. It was first reported by ZDNet. The infected app includes apps like Translate Free, PDF Converter Scanner, Free Effect Message, Deluxe Keyboard.
The researchers have discovered that these apps have been able to get more than 30,000 installs. Such apps are said to be financialfrauds. experts at Zscaler's ThreatLabz have also found that these apps often deceive users by luring them with the features they need for productivity, communication and other activities. Reports suggest that Google has removed all 11 of these apps from the Play Store.