Android Malware Alert: Your Google Account May Be Breached

Gooligan, a new malware campaign has been identified by Check Point. It has infected more than a million Google accounts so far and is reaching around 13,000 accounts daily. Gooligan steals authentication tokens that can be used to access data from Google Play, Gmail, Docs, Photos, Drive and more.

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Source: Check Point

Devices running on Android 4 (Jelly bean, KitKat) or Android 5 (Lollipop) could potentially be infected. Gooligan is traced to many apps downloaded on third-party android stores. Many people use these App stores because most apps are free, but on the other hand most of the apps are not verified with low security measures.

If your account is infected, a clean installation of your operating system is required (Flashing) as well as changing your Google password.

You can check if your account is breached here:

gooligan-checker

You can read more about it on the Check Point website

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