New Android malware has been spotted online and has infected over 100 apps available on the Google Play Store. This is according to a new report published The White Ops Threat Intelligence team.
In the report, the team notes that the malware, named Soraka and Sogo in some instances, has infected 104 apps on Google Play store.
In total, these apps have raked 4.6 million downloads worldwide. Apps infected by this malicious code have been caught promoting ad fraud.
The mentioned apps in the research include Best Fortune Explorer App, Fake caller plus, Color Spy game, Art Filter Photo Editor: Art & Painting Effects, among others (full list here).
The malware code can show intrusive ads to the victims’ devices even on the lock screen or standby screen.
The team notes that the new strain of malware – Soraka – is brilliant. It actively hides, thus making it hard to be detected by automated detection systems.