Over 400 million Infected with Android Spyware

Over 100 Android apps with more than 400 million downloads combined have been infected with a new malware strain that’s being distributed as a software development kit (SDK) for advertisers.

As reported by BleepingComputer, the discovery was made by security researchers at Dr. Web who found a spyware module inside the affected apps that they’ve dubbed ‘SpinOk’.

The reason this new Android malware is being referred to as spyware is due to the fact that it can steal private data stored on the best Android phones and send it to a remote server controlled by the hackers behind this campaign.

Delete these apps right now

According to Dr. Web’s report on the matter, the antivirus maker claims to have found 101 apps that were downloaded more than 421 million times from the Google Play Store. Below, you’ll find the affected apps with the most downloads and you can find the full list here:

  • Noizz: video editor with music – 100 million downloads
  • Zapya – File Transfer, Share – 100 million downloads
  • vFly: video editor&video maker – 50 million downloads
  • MVBit – MV video status maker – 50 million downloads
  • Biugo – video maker&video editor – 50 million downloads
  • Crazy Drop – 10 million downloads
  • Cashzine – Earn money reward – 10 million downloads
  • Fizzo Novel – Reading Offline – 10 million downloads
  • CashEM: Get Rewards – 5 million downloads
  • Tick: watch to earn – 5 million downloads