151 mobile apps that scam users

Google is regularly criticized for not putting enough effort into securing its Android application market, the Play Store. And things aren’t going to get any better after the discovery of a batch of 151 scam apps that scam users.

Avast thus warns against a vast scam campaign organized directly from the Google Play Store. Trusted distributed applications thus scam users.

The applications that are part of the campaign dubbed “UltimaSMS” exploit the Joker malware. The malware, which remains silent for several days after installing the application, collects data on the user and subscribes to its paid services by SMS.

The malware locates the user’s geolocation from the phone’s IMEI, then adapts its attack to subscribe the user to various paid SMS services accessible in the country. Each week, small sums are taken in this way, but some victims have sometimes had the unpleasant surprise of reaching more than $ 40 in mobile overcharging.

In total, the batch of 151 affected applications would have been downloaded more than 10.5 million times, the full list is as follows:

  • Ultima Keyboard 3D Pro
  • VideoMixer Editor Pro
  • FX Animate Editor Pro
  • Battery Animation Charge 2021
  • Dynamic HD & 4K Wallpapers
  • RGB Neon HD Keyboard Background 3
  • AppLock X FREE
  • NewVision Camera
  • Ultra Camera HD
  • Wi-Fi Password Unlock
  • Wi-Fi Around: All Wi-Fi and Hotspots Unlock
  • Colorful Call Screen & Phone Flash
  • Waterdrinker Reminder
  • GT Sports Racing Online
  • Magic Fonts and Keyboard 2021
  • All Language Photo and Voice Translator AI
  • Crime City: Revenge
  • Reface Ultra
  • Projector HD/AR Video Editor
  • LivePhoto Animator
  • Ludo Masterpiece Online
  • Mobile Scanner Pro: PDF Scanner App, Scan to PDF 0
  • Magic Mix Cut – Super Video Editor
  • Future Scanner FREE 2021
  • Pro Video Downloader 2021
  • AmazeTranslate
  • Football Masters 2021
  • New Body Shape Editor
  • Call Voice Recording 2.0
  • Pro Tuber Ad Blocker for Video
  • Fitness Ultimate 2021
  • Wallpaper XYZ Pro
  • PhotoLab Pro +
  • iOS Launcher X 2021
  • Stay Fit: Home Fitness Plan
  • Chat Translator Pro for WhatsApp
  • Roll Your Icons
  • CosmosVPN
  • Amore Live Random Chat
  • Game Center: Complete Edition
  • All HD Video SX – Smart Player
  • Easy Smart Translator Pro
  • Easy Chat Translator for WhatsApp
  • Spam Calls Buster
  • WhoCall Caller ID and Spam Blocker
  • Pulse Rate Checker
  • NOWDownloader and Private Apps
  • Video Saver & Private Browser
  • Wallpaper Anime for Android
  • Pixelize Art
  • Muslim Memoji & Stickers for Whatsapp
  • Easy Chat Translator: All Language
  • SecVPN: Fast and Secure VPN
  • LED Border
  • Smart Global Translator
  • Free Launcher X Pro
  • ICall U – Online Video Hotchat
  • Pure Tube PRO: Block Video Ads
  • Future AI Scan Free 2021
  • Qibla Finder: Qibla Compass & Prayer Times 2021
  • EasyCode: QR and Barcode Scanner
  • Wi-Fi Opensignal
  • Ano caller: Spam List & Caller ID
  • Pro Calls Recorder
  • Amazing Arab Videos
  • Chat Keyboard Translator PRO
  • Wi-Fi Secret Master
  • Soltpapers: 4K Custom Wallpapers
  • Easy Photo Recovery 2021
  • Whistle Phone Finder
  • Calls ID Unlocker
  • Ludo Masters 2021
  • Mawlid An-Nabi
  • Truck Driver Simulation
  • Stickers Maker ART
  • My Rolling Icons
  • Clap and Find
  • Live Cam Pro 2021: Earth cam & Live Street View
  • VPN Fastest Edition
  • Cold Fan Free 2021
  • Mawlid An-Nabi
  • Magic Keyboards and Fonts
  • Recovery Old Photo
  • Fast Dates Chat
  • Luck Casino
  • Egyptian Gods
  • Easy iOS Launcher 2021
  • Phone Finder
  • Pixler: Face Retouch & Effects
  • XCall
  • Rubic’s Cube: Real Time Solver
  • All Translator: Photo, Voice & Text
  • Parallels – Multi Accounts
  • XN Wallpapers: 4K/3D/Parallax, Auto Changer
  • Whos Called: Multi-SIM Caller ID and SpamBlock
  • Wi-Fi Security and VPN
  • Photo & Voice Translator
  • AR Qibla Easy Finder Pro
  • AppLocker X Pro 2021
  • Meme Voice Changer PRO
  • Projector video HD Editor
  • StarMaker PRO
  • Video Downloader Master
  • inpulse – DJ Mix App
  • Make Wallpaper and Widget
  • Wally4K
  • Muslim Stickers and Memoji for WhatsApp
  • Battery Charging Effects: From 0 to 100%
  • DiskRecover: Photo & Files Recovery
  • Photoshop Detector
  • Likes & Followers for Tik-Tok
  • Camera Translator
  • WI-FI UnlockerPRO
  • Arabic Keyboard
  • Teammate Finder
  • Ultra Live Wallpapers 4Κ and Ringtones
  • Wi – Fi Holder
  • Cartoon Photo Editor Pro
  • VPN Toaster: Easy Network Access
  • My Mia 4K Wallpapers
  • Magic Pop It: AR & 3D Relax
  • Rainbowed: Gay Random chat & Live stream
  • Easy Wifi Access & Fast Vpn
  • Rec Old File
  • Phototell
  • Free Secret Downloader
  • Loopy Live: Global Streaming Video Chat
  • Earth Scanner
  • Professional Hidden Device Detector
  • HDlife Camera and Video
  • WOX – Antivirus & Cleaner, Applock, Booster
  • ForMuslims
  • Chat Translator for WhatsApp
  • AR Video PRO Downloader
  • Easy Hidden Apps Detector
  • Smart City Taxi
  • WI-FI Unlock Password
  • Downloader ALL Social file
  • Hidden Section: Secret Lock
  • AIM PRO Helper and Custom Crosshair
  • Fingerprint Hider 2021
  • iDownloader: Social Network Media
  • Stickers Up!
  • Hacker Simulator App
  • MiaWall4K
  • Photo Animation PRO
  • My Photo Battery Charging 2021
  • ToEdit: Body and Face Retouch
  • TrueCaller ID: Caller ID, Spam Block and Chat
  • Couch Watcher – Guide of Streaming
  • VidMixer Pro

Source: GNT – actualités by www.generation-nt.com.

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