There’s a new malware loose on the streets and this time its attacking Android phones. Its nicknamed “Judy” and currently has infected upwards of 36.5 million devices. This malware has made its way onto so many devices through, now defunct, apps in the Google Play Store.
Luckily, the current malware is relatively benign in that “The malware uses infected devices to generate large amounts of fraudulent clicks on advertisements, generating revenues for the perpetrators behind it,” the security report reads. So, at worse, victims might be losing out on data, as the malware is currently written.
The unknown danger is that this malware already has access to your device and at any time, the hackers could decide to make this malware do more malicious things to your equipment other than just helping them make money off ad clicks. It is this potential for more devious actions that should have users worried. Once again, if you’re unsure of your IT security threats or risks, Optfinity can help you out with a free, no obligation assessment.