New malicious malware in play store apps infects android users. Known as Haken clicker, it takes control over the affected devices to steal user data, subscribe user to premium services and make illegitimate Revenue.
There were eight malicious applications in Google Play Store which infected Android users. It’s reported that these were downloaded more than 50,000 times.
Haken Clicker Malware utilizes the native code and injects the code into monetization platforms for Facebook Ad Center and Google AdMob libraries to perform clicking.
The affected applications were removed from Google Play. Google recently removed nearly 600 apps from Google Play Store for “disruptive” mobile advertising and fraudulent activity.
It is advised that while downloading any apps, users should always check the apps’ reviews and comments. These malicious apps are mostly camera utilities and children’s games.
The affected apps: