Android users warned to delete six apps that could steal 1000s

Cybersecurity team Pradeo has alerted Google to urgently remove six applications on the Google Play store after it was discovered that they contain the sinister Joker malware which has spyware capabilities and can sign individuals up to costly subscriptions without them knowing.

In Pradeo’s research blog, Roxane Suau stated: “Joker is a malicious bot (categorized as Fleeceware) which main activity is to simulate clicks and intercept SMS to subscribe to unwanted paid premium services unbeknownst to users. Altogether, the 6 apps account for nearly 200.000 installs.”

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