This month’s Android and IOS Malware “Judy”


Researchers at Check Point discovered a malware campaign on Google Play. This malware dubbed “Judy” has been found to auto-click adware. This malware was found on 41 apps developed by a Korean company. The auto-click feature of this malware allows a background process to search for iframes that contain advertisements and will click them providing them with your basic information. There are reports of this malware spreading on 4.5 million to 18.5 million devices, both Android and IOS phones, tables and other devices. Some of the apps they discovered resided on Google and IOS stores for years, but were recently updated. Now, it is unclear as to how long the malicious code existed inside the apps, and the actual spread of the malware.

Cited: Check Point

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