Gooligan malware affects 1.3 million Android phones

Don't download apps outside of official app stores

Hackers have infected over 1.3 million Android phones and hacked into Google accounts through fake apps. 

The malware campaign is named Gooligan. 

Researchers at Check Point, a cybersecurity firm, says that hackers stole digital "tokens" and got access to Google account information. The hackers have not stolen the information, Google says. 

Once infected, the android phones install fake apps and then rate them highly, making it more likely for other users to download the apps. 

Google has started to remove the fake apps from their official store. 

Check Point reports that of the 1 million breached accounts, 19 percent are in the Americas, 9 percent are in Europe, 15 percent are in Africa and 57 percent are in Asia. 

Enter your email address at this website to see if your account was breached. 

Check Point says if your account has been breached, follow these steps:

  • Power off your device and visit a certified technician, or your mobile service provider, to request that your device be “re-flashed.”
  • Change your Google account passwords immediately after this process.

List of fake apps infected by Gooligan:

  • Perfect Cleaner
  • Demo
  • WiFi Enhancer
  • Snake
  • gla.pev.zvh
  • Html5 Games
  • Demm
  • memory booster
  • แข่งรถสุดโหด
  • StopWatch
  • Clear
  • ballSmove_004
  • Flashlight Free
  • memory booste
  • Touch Beauty
  • Demoad
  • Small Blue Point
  • Battery Monitor
  • 清理大师
  • UC Mini
  • Shadow Crush
  • Sex Photo
  • 小白点
  • tub.ajy.ics
  • Hip Good
  • Memory Booster
  • phone booster
  • SettingService
  • Wifi Master
  • Fruit Slots
  • System Booster
  • Dircet Browser
  • FUNNY DROPS
  • Puzzle Bubble-Pet Paradise
  • GPS
  • Light Browser
  • Clean Master
  • YouTube Downloader
  • KXService
  • Best Wallpapers
  • Smart Touch
  • Light Advanced
  • SmartFolder
  • youtubeplayer
  • Beautiful Alarm
  • PronClub
  • Detecting instrument
  • Calculator
  • GPS Speed
  • Fast Cleaner
  • Blue Point
  • CakeSweety
  • Pedometer
  • Compass Lite
  • Fingerprint unlock
  • PornClub
  • com.browser.provider
  • Assistive Touch
  • Sex Cademy
  • OneKeyLock
  • Wifi Speed Pro
  • Minibooster
  • com.so.itouch
  • com.fabullacop.loudcallernameringtone
  • Kiss Browser
  • Weather
  • Chrono Marker
  • Slots Mania
  • Multifunction Flashlight
  • So Hot
  • Google
  • HotH5Games
  • Swamm Browser
  • Billiards
  • TcashDemo
  • Sexy hot wallpaper
  • Wifi Accelerate
  • Simple Calculator
  • Daily Racing
  • Talking Tom 3
  • com.example.ddeo
  • Test
  • Hot Photo
  • QPlay
  • Virtual
  • Music Cloud
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