‘Gooligan’ Malware Seized Control of 1 Million Google Accounts

Source: Gigalaw

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Malicious software disguised as legitimate apps for Android smartphones and tablets has seized control of more than one million Google accounts since August, according to research from security firm Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. The apps had innocent-sounding names, such as StopWatch, Perfect Cleaner and Wi-Fi Enhancer, but they exploited known flaws in older versions of the Android operating system to take control of devices and install other apps and ad-spewing software without permission.

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Source: Gigalaw

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