If you have one of these apps on your smartphone, uninstall it immediately
Dr. Web identified more than 30 new hacker programs disguised as harmless Android apps in June 2022. The work is skillful – some of these apps have been downloaded millions of times and no one suspected anything. Google obtained the list and removed all malicious content from the Play Store, but dangerous programs still remain on many user devices.
Information security experts note the high level of execution of “malware” as well as the unprecedented chutzpah of its creators. These apps create paid subscriptions, install malicious code themselves, create fake accounts, and hack into existing accounts. They demand access to all the phone functions, all the traffic, emails, and messenger conversations. If the user resists, they can block the screen or certain functions of the device.
The apps hide their presence on the phone, they look like harmless photo editors or screensaver albums, and the actual activity goes unnoticed by the user. Malware can activate the camera, microphone, and read keystrokes to intercept user information. The list of malicious options is extensive, so it is recommended to remove these applications as soon as possible and scan your device for viruses.
The list of fresh malware from Dr. Web:
Photo Editor: Retouch & Cutout (de.nineergysh.quickarttwo)
Photo Editor: Art Filters (gb.painnt.moonlightingnine)
Photo Editor & Background Eraser (de.photoground.twentysixshot)
Photo & Exif Editor (de.xnano.photoexifeditornine)
Photo Editor – Filters Effects (de.hitopgop.sixtyeightgx)
Emoji Keyboard: Stickers & GIFs (gb.crazykey.sevenboard)
Neon Theme – Android Keyboard (com.androidneonkeyboard.app)
Fancy Charging (com.fancyanimatedbattery.app)
FastCleaner: Cashe Cleaner (com.fastcleanercashecleaner.app)
Call Skins – Caller Themes (com.rockskinthemes.app)
Funny Caller (com.funnycallercustomtheme.app)