A dangerous virus was stolen correspondence of hundreds of thousands of Android users

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Researchers in the field of cybersecurity has discovered a new Trojan threat called the Joker. As reported by BleepingComputer, it disappeared in 24 apps available in the Google Play store. The total number of downloads of infected programs amounted to 472 thousand.

Trojan is designed for loading malicious software on your gadgets. It collects the device information of the victim, copies her contacts list and text messages. The obtained data is sent in encrypted form on the server of malefactors.

Also, the mechanism performs the function clicker (simulates the user experience with advertising sites) and “signs” user to premium services using codes from SMS.

Dangerous program aimed at users from specific countries: for this purpose it automatically verifies the mobile code the victim with sewn “list”. The attack is directed at the users in the US, Australia, UK, France, Germany, India.

Google has already removed all infected apps from the official app store.

Earlier it became known that in the popular program for Android virus detected. The dropper gave hackers the ability to load on your device any.

Video, photo All from Russia.

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