Hackers infect your smartphone with the ‘Joker’ virus and drain your bank accounts using ‘The Crying Game’ apps.

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Hackers infect your smartphone with the ‘Joker’ virus and drain your bank accounts using ‘The Crying Game’ apps.

The hackers were able to upload many bogus ‘The Crying Game’ apps to the Google Play Store, each of which included the well-known ‘Joker’ virus, which was capable of draining the bank accounts of affected users.

Taking advantage of the popularity of the Korean Netflix series ‘The Crying Game,’ hackers were able to place multiple bogus apps inspired by it in the official Google Play Store. Cybercriminals utilize these apps to infect Android cellphones with the ‘Joker’ malware, which is infamous for draining victims’ bank accounts without their knowledge.

‘The Crying Game,’ while being the most watched Netflix series of all time, does not have an official game or application. According to Lukas Stefanko, a malware specialist for the computer security company ESET, who stated on Twitter on October 19, more than 200 programs related to Korean manufacture have been registered as of October 19.

On Google Play, there are almost 200 #SquidGame-related apps.

It appears to be a fantastic opportunity to profit from in-app advertisements from one of the most popular TV shows without having to play the official game.

In just ten days, the most popular one had 1 million downloads. Its game play isn’t really polished. twitter.com/gCOYXXaVHY Despite the fact that ‘The Crying Game’ is the most watched Netflix series of all time, there is no official game or application for it. However, according to Lukas Stefanko, a malware analyst for the computer security company ESET, more than 200 programs associated to Korean manufacture were registered till October 19.

One of these apps claimed to be a collection of show backgrounds, but it actually included the hazardous ‘Joker’ spyware, according to the threat expert.

Android Joker with a Squid Game theme downloads and runs native lib2) native lib downloads and runs apk payload

Running this software on your device could lead to harmful ad fraud and/or unwanted SMS subscriptions.

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Even the name of a company that specializes in making wallpaper for mobile shows and movies was used by the hackers. As a result, consumers fell for the ploy and downloaded the software, thinking it was a legitimate one.

Despite the fact that the harmful program based on ‘The Crying Game’ has been recognized and deleted from the Google Play Store, users can still get it via unapproved channels.

The malicious software known as ‘Joker’ has been terrorizing Android users since 2017. Brinkwire’s mode of operation is summarized below.

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