Check Point Research: 56-application is Infected in the Google Play Store with Malware

242 – Security experts from Check Point research, new types of malware that hide in 24 children play and 32-utility app in the Play Store.

Quoted from the report of Check Point Research via BGR), Tuesday (27/3), malware was given the name of the Tekya is essentially focused on the action fraud with mobile ads and fake click on some ads, which the appearance of the original.

Although the first malware that infected this app is not 56 too many in number, need to be aware of the entire amount already download reached more than a million times to the present.

“Malware Tekya hide to avoid the original detection to Protect the features of Google Play and the use of the mechanism of the “motion-event-class’ and imitate the actions of the user, and generate a click,” wrote the report.

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Malware Not Detected

She added, “not to Protect the malware research Tekya detected by VirusTotal and Google Play.” Although it has already been downloaded a million times, a rogue application is finally detected and removed directly from the Play Store.

In August 2019, a team of security experts, the Android discovered application and remove downloaded more than 100 million times, it turned out, to hide malware.

With the proliferation of malware under the guise of the official app in the Play Store, there is as good as the user, to more carefully, before you download and install on your Android device.


Reporter: Yuslianson