Beware: Malicious App on the Rise


Did you download ‘Adult Player’ App from play store? If yes, then you surely need to read this. Even if you don’t, you still need to know this.

According to a recent eScan report, a new Mobile malware has been discovered which extorts money from users who have downloaded it. However, this malicious app has already been removed from Google Play at the time of filing this report.

Malicious App on the Rise

How does this Android Malware work?

Once the app is installed, it secretly takes selfies using victim’s frontal camera without his/ her knowledge. Once the malicious app completes the process of taking photos, sensitive information such as victim’s mobile number and operating system and then they are transferred to the remote servers belonging to the developers of this app. If the response is successful, victim’s phone gets locked and displays a demand for ransom amount of $500 to be paid by PayPal.

Tips to safeguard yourself from Malware on Google Play:

  • Use a trustworthy antivirus (eScan) on your Android phone and update it regularly.
  • Always download apps only from their official website or Google Play Store, after checking or verifying.
  • Download applications of a reliable app developer. In addition to it check the user ratings, reviews of the app.
  • Backup your device on day to day basis.
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