Gooligan - Virus

Gooligan – Virus

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Hey ..  do you have Android  Phone  ?? … BE CAREFUL  ..!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Gooligan   –   A new variant of Android malware dubbed ‘Gooligan’ is out, and spreading fast–by one estimate, it’s already infected more than 1 million smartphones and still it’s  rising …

It roots Android devices and steals email addresses and authentication tokens stored on them. With this information, attackers can access users’ sensitive data from Gmail, Google Photos, Google Docs, Google Play, Google Drive and G Suite (the company’s solution for enterprises).

Every day, Gooligan installs at least 30,000 apps on breached devices – or, more than 2 million apps since the malware was first traced a couple of months ago.

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It has  been estimated that the virus has  infected almost  13,000 Android phones and automatically downloads more than 30,000 apps per day. It targets phones running Android 4 and 5, which together power nearly three out of four Android phones in use today.

Gooligan targets devices on Android 4 (Jelly Bean, KitKat) and 5 (Lollipop), which represent nearly 74 percent of Android devices in use today. The infection begins when a user downloads and installs a Gooligan-infected app on a vulnerable Android device, or by clicking on malicious links in phishing attack messages.

Of the infected Android devices, 57 percent are located in Asia, 19 percent in the Americas, 15 percent in Africa, and about 9 percent in Europe. Hundreds of the exposed email addresses are associated with enterprises around the world.