Tuesday , December 6 2016

Gooligan Android Malware Stole Millions of Google Accounts

Gooligan has breached some millions of Google accounts.

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Malicious software, named Gooligan, intended to attack Android cell phones has breached the Google apps accounts of more than a million Google users, security investigators declared Wednesday.

The declaration by Check Point Software Technologies said the Gooligan android malware targets the smartphones running Android 4.0 and 5.0, which signify closely 74 percent of newest Android phones.

Gooligan bouts can steal email addresses and validation data stored on the devices to ingress sensitive information from Gmail, Google Docs, Google Photos and other services, Check Point stated.

Michael Shaulov, the Check Point’s head of mobile products said “This theft of above a million Google account details is very distressing and signifies the next phase of cyber-attacks.”

“We are observing a shift in the plan of hackers, who are now aiming newest android phones in order to get the sensitive information that is deposited on them.”

Check Point said investigators revealed Gooligan’s program in an application previous year and that a new alternate appeared again in August 2016, distressing about 13,000 devices per day. Around 57 percent of those smartphones are spotted in Asia and about 9 percent are located in Europe.

The Check Point had stated that “The android malware infection starts when the user downloads and installs a Gooligan infected app on a susceptible Android cell phone, or by clicking on malicious website links in phishing attack mails.”

Malware attackers, through Gooligan, can get control over the device and make revenue by falsely installing apps from Google Play and rating them on behalf of the prey.

Check Point had said it stated the details of the android malware to Google, and that the tech hulk specified it would take steps against android malware protection.

 

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