The nine Android applications hide a trojan that is capable of stealing users’ Facebook login details. Unlike the usual, this malware-laden app recorded a total of 5.8 million downloads, and came with easy-to-find names, such as “Horoscope Daily” and “Rubbish Cleaner.”

the app tricks users by loading the actual Facebook login page, and only to load JavaScript from the server and access it to “hijack” the victim’s credentials. After that, the victim writes down their Facebook username and password to be able to enter the application

Google said it had blocked all developers of the problematic app from the Play Store. Even so, the blocking by Google will not be a barrier if the developer creates a different account and uploads a new malicious application. One way that can be done by Google is actively filtering or filtering applications on the Play Store from malware.

Steal Cookies

Not only stealing the victim’s Facebook login, criminals also steal cookies from the authorization session. Facebook is often the main target in cases like this, but app makers can easily redirect users to other internet services.

Even though those nine apps have been removed from the Play Store, they still pose a threat to users if they don’t remove them from the device immediately. The following 9 applications are recommended to be removed, so as not to harm user accounts.

  • Photo Processing
  • App Lock Keep
  • Rubbish Cleaner
  • Daily Horoscope
  • Horoscope Pi
  • App Lock Manager
  • Lockit Master
  • Inwell Fitness
  • PiP Photo
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