- Guerrilla application can steal your personal information.
- The application is on the Google Play Store.
- There is no official word from Google at the moment.
The security of Android is a topic of debate for many years but Google has taken multiple measures to address the security problems of the mobile operating system. However, we always came across some point of situation where we think that Google needs to work hard to fix the security problems of the operating system and in the latest episode, it is reported that the Google Play Store is having a malicious application called the Guerrilla and the same is capable to steal your personal information.
It was recently reported that Android devices are shipped to consumers with malicious software pre-installed. It was said that the company tested 50 different Android devices during the investigation and they found shocking results. It is said that 8.9 million Android devices were infected with malicious software.
Another cybersecurity firm is reporting that the application is called Guerrilla and the same was found within the infrastructure of 15 different applications in the Google Play Store. It is capable to open a backdoor on your phone under the guise of an “update notification” within the application.
It will then enable unwanted harmful software to be downloaded onto your phone and the downloaded malicious software will affect on the battery life, performance, or the advertisement content that appears on your device.
Guerrilla can exhibit low battery life and performance features and the advertisements will be irrelevant and the same can be categorized as obscene content. The virus is affected in the countries including the United States, Mexico, Indonesia, Thailand, and Russia.
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