BREAKING NEWS : Millions of Google Accounts Compromised by Gooligan Malware Attack

in #news4 years ago

BREAKING NEWS : Millions of Google Accounts Compromised by Gooligan Malware Attack

enter image description here
image credit

Gooligan Malware Attack is compromising Google accounts on android devices including Gmail, Google Play, Google Drive, Google Docs, Google Photos and some other services of Google. This malware is now attacking near 13K Google accounts on android devices per day.

Google is aware & release an update recently :

“Gooligan has breached over a million Google accounts. We believe that it is the largest Google account breach to date,”

Researchers of an IT security firm CheckPoint, have discovered this malware campaign that has been targeting Android users. This malware has already breached more than 1 million Google accounts of users around the world.

IT Security firm Checkpoint stated that :

“These exploits still plague many devices today because security patches that fix them may not be available for some versions of Android, or the patches were never installed by the user. If rooting is successful, the attacker has full control of the device and can execute privileged commands remotely.”

How does Gooligan attack ? At first hackers uploaded several Gooligan infected apps on third party stores. When you install one of them then Gooligan collects data about your android device and downloads its rootkit. Then Gooligan roots your android device and downloads its own module. On the next step it steals authentication tokens which are used to hack Google accounts. Gooligan also installs adware on your android device , so, they can earn some revenues from your online activities. And also it rates itself on Google Play Store to increase its rating.

A list of Gooligan malware-infected apps (You must avoid these apps to download) -

enter image description here
image credit

News Source

follow me on steemit AND resteem it


follow me on twitter


                     MY STATS
   TOTAL BLOG POSTS : 308  | TOTAL LIKES : 15359
   TOTAL EARNINGS   : $2443.34

Be aware of apps listed above, especially when you have your funds or crypto tokens on mobile applications. Thanks for sharing!

thanks :)
yes, if you have bitcoin wallet installed on your android device then you will be much beware .....

don't download an app from an untrusted source.

yeah ...... it's the best tip to be get protected :)

Well, I don't have an Android phone, so what do I know?

ha ha ...... you're totally in safe heaven :D

I stick with mainly basic apps and only ones I trust.

it's also a very good sign that your protection level is high :)

Thanks for this, but is there something we can do to check if our phones are infected?

I think we may see some abnormal activities after infection

So happy I have DTek50 smart phone. Has special chips no other phone in the world has to prevent his stuff.

That is scary though.

Thanks for letting me know. ^^

This post has been ranked within the top 80 most undervalued posts in the first half of Dec 01. We estimate that this post is undervalued by $6.80 as compared to a scenario in which every voter had an equal say.

See the full rankings and details in The Daily Tribune: Dec 01 - Part I. You can also read about some of our methodology, data analysis and technical details in our initial post.

If you are the author and would prefer not to receive these comments, simply reply "Stop" to this comment.

probably because

  • 1 I posted it earlier
  • 2and his sources are older than mine he really can't or don't have that info!
  • 3 you should have he should have resteemed it :s :\
  • 4 and he his just speculating***
  • 5 made lose 50% off credit and you only got 20% or so from my 50%... and being flanged and added to black list!
  • 6 so you also lose think wisely!
  • 7 you should transfer it back to me! :\

refer the source please at least and more info there!



@steemcleaners Hello! Welcome to Steemit.

In order to prevent identity theft, identity deception of all types, and content theft we like to encourage users that have an online identity, post for a website or blog, are creators of art and celebrities of all notoriety to verify themselves. Verified users tend to receive a better reception from the community.

Any reasonable verification method is accepted. Examples include:

    A post or tweet on an established facebook, twitter, Instagram or other social media account with a link to your contribution on Steemit.
    A reference to their Steemit account on their website or blog.

Thank you!