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Google security breached by Gooligan - Over One Million Accounts Are Affected


In a massive security breach over one million Android user's account has been compromised across the globe.

According to security firm "Check Point" recognized malware as gooligan,  over million Google accounts has breached, including messages, documents, photos and other sensitive data. The malware is still infecting over 13,000 additional devices daily.

The malware is stealing authentication tokens that can be used to access data from Google Play, Gmail, Google Photos, Google Docs, G Suite, Google Drive, and more.

Unlike other malware, The malware simulates clicks on app advertisements provided by legitimate ad networks and install malicious apps from Google Play. The malware installs at least 30,000 apps fraudulently on breached devices and over 2 million apps since the campaign began.

Adrian Ludwig. spokesperson for Google informed that, Gooligan is part of a malware branch called Ghost Push. in 2015 alone, company found more than 40,000 apps associated with Ghost Push. He noted that, the motive is to promote apps, not to steal information.

Here are List of some fake apps infected by Gooligan, Perfect Cleaner, Demo, WiFi Enhancer, Snake, gla.pev.zvh, Html5 Games etc. You can check full list in checkpoint's website.

Check Point noted that, Gooligan potentially affects devices on Android 4 and 5, which is over 74% of in-market devices today. About 57% of affected devices are located in Asia, 19% are in america and about 9% are in Europe.

You can check here, whether your account has been compromised or not.  if your account is breached. You can install a clean copy an operating system on your mobile device for further protection. And change password of your google account.

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