Hacker’s are targeting google play again with adware and hidden backdoor’s

Adware as a special mode disguised…
This time, 20 apps were discovered by exposing advertisements every two minutes… Actually, 15 have been removed…

@Keivendebug on Wednesday, November 25, 2020, 09:46 GMT

In the Google Play Store, from few years cyber attackers have planted fake apps targeting users of the popular Minecraft title. It’s dressed as the mod kit of Minecraft, but in reality it’s called adware. Kaspersky, the software firm, expanded on those promotions.

Google plays daily remove and ban such malicious softwares from their stores, but still many undetected malware.

Kaspersky researchers have uncovered more than 20 malware applications of this type since last July.

As example the fandom of Minecraft since 2017 and 2019 is so dense that these bogus games have been downloaded over 1 million times. Minecraft is one of the few games allowed by many parents since it is considered to have a strong educational influence among experts, and it is gaining great popularity based on this. There are more than 200 million Minecraft users worldwide, according to Gaming Media PC Games.

In Java, most mods are written. Therefore, developing their own version and making it compliant with the original version is relatively easy for external developers. There are several modes, thus. Among gamers, these mods are common and actively traded. There are over 15,000 mod packages in existence, it is said. And Kaspersky found that 20 of them were hostile, and revealed it. All except five of the 20 have currently been removed.

If you download and install these mod packages on your Android computer, it’s said that they will run once. An error message occurs as soon as it is executed, and it won’t open after that. This is the manufacturers’ goal. The irritated user forces the app to leave, and the device icon disappears. Users acknowledge that they have removed the program. Although the customers are mainly young and non-security professionals, we are not further examining whether the software has simply vanished.

But the fact is in the meantime, malicious applications run slowly. Around the same time, commercials that consumers do not like at all are continuously revealed.

These malicious apps open the window automatically and flash advertising every two minutes on the screen. It allows people reluctant to use their phones to do so. The Google Play store, Facebook and YouTube applications will all continue to open. All of them contribute to behaviors that expose advertising on an ongoing basis, and consumers would not usually be allowed to access their smartphones.

How can I get rid of the malware here?

You need to verify the presence of fraudulent software first. Pick the options for Android devices in the order ‘Config -> Software -> View all apps’ and carefully review all apps installed on the device. In the general device settings pane, malware is not available. Then you find and uninstall the bogus the mod app. Through this alone, all malicious functions vanish.

In the case of these malicious modes, you can see that it is suspicious if you closely analyze the app data For example, for two applications, the creators are different, but interestingly enough the app description is exactly the same. And for typos. You can see that this is weird. The app may not have been installed by someone who had noticed this.

Often, consumer ratings are a strong hint. The classification is only 3 stars, since most of them are 1 and 5 stars, if you look closely. Randomly distributed are the scores of people who found the suspicious point and the highest ranking of those attempting to exploit it. When attempting to build a favorable rating with bots, this is a typical phenomenon. We realize that scores for younger users have a significant effect on installation decisions.

Attacks involving teenage gamers in a series have recently occurred. Not long ago, on the dark network, 46 million Animal Jam accounts were leaked and exchanged.