It has a very suggestive name, but the truth is that it does not bring anything good. Researchers at the security company Check Point have just discovered a new virus called "Judy . " To date, it could have infected 36.5 million Android phones.
It is an auto-click adware that generates countless fraudulent clicks on ads . This causes hackers to receive large amounts of money. But where is this malware? Can I be one of the millions and millions of affected devices?
Well, it seems that at the moment, the malware has been detected in 41 applications. All of them owned by a Korean company called Kiniwini . On this occasion, however, he would have used the name ENISTUDIO corp. The fact is that in a few days those applications signed up a whopping 4.5 to 18.5 million downloads.
Many of these applications were in the Google Play Store. And they have been there for quite a few years . All, curiously, had received recent updates.
This new virus could have affected millions of mobiles
The problem is that these are not the only applications that would be affected. There would be other apps that would also have the same malware, although they would be from another manufacturer. At the moment it is unknown what would be the connection between these developers . It is also not known whether the distribution of the malware is accidental or completely intentional.
For now, the apps have been removed from the Google Play Store by Google itself . All contained the word Judy in the name, hence the threat has been named as such.
If you are an Android user, the first thing we recommend is to access this CheckPoint link to check the list of infected applications.
If you have any of these applications installed on your phone, you should remove it as soon as possible . If you do not know how to do it or have doubts about whether the app in question has completely disappeared, we recommend that you seek the help of a professional.