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Pulse Sucking Malware Appears Again, Android Users Need to Check Applications

  Malicious malware is back in disguise in the form of applications found on the Google Play Store.


 To prevent Android users from being harmed, Google has again removed a number of applications from its application store.


 This time there are three applications that fall into the category of photo and video editing applications.


 All three turned out to contain malware that can steal users' personal information secretly.


 Those malicious apps are:


 - Magic Photo Lab - Photo Editor

 - Blender Photo Editor - Easy Photo Background Editor

 - Pix Photo Motion Edit 2021


 Currently, the three photo editor applications in question can no longer be found on the Google Play Store.


 If you have already downloaded one of the applications above, users are advised to delete it as soon as possible.


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 As quoted from KompasTekno, Thursday (21/10/2021), cyber security firm Kaspersky said that these three applications stole the victim's credential information via Facebook login.


 From the Facebook login, the user information will be used to access the bank account.


 The "Login with Facebook" option used for this trick is indeed quite widely applied in applications.


 Some users choose this option so they don't have to bother creating a new account or memorizing passwords.




Malware stalks user data with subscription mode

 Google itself often finds dangerous applications in the Play Store store.  Recently, for example, as many as 200 apps were removed because they contained the GriftHorse Trojan malware that flooded victims' phones with notifications that they had won a prize.

 When this malware infiltrates the phone, GriftHorse will bombard users with notifications that the owner of the phone gets gifts and attractive offers from the application.


 Then, if the notification is clicked, users will then be redirected to a website that will ask them to enter their mobile number, if they want to see the type of prize, or claim it.


 If users are really fooled and enter their mobile number, they will automatically be registered with the SMS subscription service.


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 This SMS subscription is said to be able to secretly siphon credit up to 30 Euros (around Rp. 500,000) per month.


 From this malware operation, the mastermind who spreads GriftHorse is said to be able to gain income between 1.2 million Euros (about Rp. 20 billion) to 3.5 million Euros (about Rp. 58 billion) per month.

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