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SHOPER MALWARE(14 %  of INDIA is effected)Trojan application

Trojan is a type of malicious code or software that look legitimate but can take control of your computer. A Trojan is designed to damage, disrupt, steal or in general inflict some other harmful action on your data or network.A Trojan act like bona fide application or file to trick you into loading and executing the malware on your device .Once installed ,a Trojan can perform the action it was designed for a Trojan is sometimes called a Trojan virus or a Trojan horse virus but that a misnomer. viruses can execute and replicate themselves. A new Trojan application is boosting popular shopping app ratings and installations and spreading ads that annoy users and over 14 per cent Indians have been affected by this malware dubbed as "shopper".


Notably depending on the commands the app can use a device owners google or Facebook account to register on popular shopping and entertainment such as Ali express,lazada,zalora,shein,joom,likee and Ali baba leave application review in google play on behalf of the device owner, check the rights to use the accessibility service and if permission is not granted it sends a phishing request for them,The aap can also turn off google play protect --a feature that runs a softy check on apps for the google play store before they are downloaded ,and open like received from the remote server in an invisible window and his itself from the app menu after a number of seens are unblocked.


Despite the fact that at the moment the real danger stemming  from this malicious app is limited to unsolicited ads ,fake reviews and ratings issued in the name of the victim ,no one can  guarantee that the creators of this malware will not change their payload to something else "Igor Golovin" Malware analyst at Kaspersky said in a statement.


This Trojan can use your social media account to spread fake news on twitter or Facebook.
This could land the unaware mobile phone  users in a lot of trouble.


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