Judy – Android Malware Affects up to 37 Million Users

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Check Point researchers are credited with finding another android malware. This one is called Judy and can potentially affect up to thirty seven million users. This malware was propagating via the Google Play store.

This malware is a one click install application found in forty one applications. This malware generates revenue for perpetrators by submitting fraudulent advertisement clicks. These applications reached 4.5 million to 18.5 million downloads.

Some of these malware applications were stored on the Google Play store for years. However, all applications were recently updated. Malware from these forty one applications were found in other applications from a different developer.

Check Point researchers surmise that possibly up to 36.5 million downloads of this malware occurred. This malware has a command and control center server. Individuals at Google removed these applications soon after Check Point contacted them.

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