Zscaler has discovered a new batch of apps on the Google Play Store hiding Joker malware that that can steal users’ cash and read their text messages. Researchers at Zscaler’s ThreatLabz have warned people to delete these “Joker apps” that can steal cash and read your text messages from Android phones.
The malware can even sign users up to subscription plans and charge any cards saved to their accounts.
This specific type of malware was first discovered back in 2017, but has recently made a comeback and made its way into 11 apps that appeared in Google’s Play Store. Zscaler described the Joker malware as “one of the most prominent malware families targeting Android devices.