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Your Mobile may have a Malware that sends your data to someone. Read on how to stay alert and safe.

A team of researchers have found a Trojan malware called SpinOk in over 101 mobile aps available on google app store. These apps were reportedly sending the data and all information to the servers and it was inserted as an advertisement SDK. This was disclosed by the security researchers of Dr. Webb in collaboration with Bleeping computers.

Some popular names of the infected apps are:

  • Noizz: video editor with music (at least 100,000,000 installations).

  • Zapya - File Transfer, Share (at least 100,000,000 installations; the trojan module was present in version 6.3.3 to version 6.4 and is no longer present in current version 6.4.1).

  • VFly: video editor&video maker (at least 50,000,000 installations).

  • MVBit - MV video status maker (at least 50,000,000 installations).

  • Biugo - video maker&video editor (at least 50,000,000 installations).

  • Crazy Drop (at least 10,000,000 installations).

  • Cashzine - Earn money reward (at least 10,000,000 installations).

  • Fizzo Novel - Reading Offline (at least 10,000,000 installations).

  • CashEM: Get Rewards (at least 5,000,000 installations).

  • Tick: watch to earn (at least 5,000,000 installations).

The full list of Andorid apps infected by the Android.Spy.SpinOk trojan malware:

Now, if you see the app in your phone among any of these, than you may delete the application right away. However the question arises what to do in future or how to stay safe?

Well, you need to understand that no genuine mobile application would ask your private data upfront if you spot any mobile app asking for it than don't install it.

Second, if any mobile app you don't have a genuine use for than don't install it. These things are important as these days the children and youngsters install unnecessary mobile apps related to gaming or rewards earning type of mobile apps and become easy targets.

Also, these people usually attract children with these kind of colourful looking applications which the children tends to install without thinking about it and many a times they also install it in their parents mobile phone for playing games on it. A parent might have all the bank details and other details in their mobile phone which may lead to crucial data being stolen by the hackers.

Another thing one can do is to not allow unnecessary permissions to the apps already in your mobile phone such as having access to your gallery or contacts for being no reason to do so unless that is required as a necessary function of the app.

Rest stay safe and don't fall for cyber frauds and easy money traps, that could take away all your existing money as well. Their is nothing like an online lottery if there is you need to verify it beforehand and dont share your details with anyone over the phone call or email unless you trust that person completely.



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