Google keep on removing malicious apps, links and ads from its play store in order to facilitate users. This time Google has removed 13 Malicious Games from play store which were actually installing malware on Android devices when they were downloaded. The fact that these 13 Malicious Gaming Apps were carrying virus was discovered by ESET security researcher Lukas Stefanko.
13 Malicious Gaming Apps are destroying Android Phones
He posted a tweet on weekend revealing about these gaming apps, telling that they are carrying the virus. The 13 gaming apps were installed more than 580,000 times, and two of them were trending.
— Sergiu Gatlan (@serghei) November 20, 2018
Sadly, People who were downloading these apps were thinking that they were loading cute car and truck game. However, when these apps were opened they crashed every time. Right now it is not known that for what evil activity this malware is designed for. The malware has “full access” to a phone or tablet’s network traffic, allowing it to steal personal secrets from an Android device.
These are the 13 Malicious Gaming App:
- Truck Cargo
- Extreme Car driving
City Traffic Moto
- Moto Cross Extreme
- Hypercar driving
- Extreme car driving
- Car driving
- Extreme sports car
- Luxury car parking
- Suv City
- Luxury cars
Last year Google has removed 700,000 malicious apps from the Google Play Store. Well, no doubt this is worth praising but Google should incorporate some way to keep out malicious apps from entering Google app store.
On the other hand, Android users should also be suspicious before installing apps and should also keep in view their rating and users review before downloading them.