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The Joker Andriod Virus Can Empty Your Bank Accounts Without You Noticing It And by elijahakodu(m): 9:40am On Aug 25
This malware is capable of subscribing the user to payment services without authorization and emptying their bank accounts without them noticing. The Belgian Police warned about the return of the 'Joker' virus , which attacks Android devices and hides itself in various applications on the Google Play Store .

The Belgian authorities in a statement says
"This malicious program has been detected in eight Play Store applications that Google has suppressed.

The malware ('Joker') became famous in 2017 for infecting and robbing its victims by hiding in different applications. the Google Play Store defense systems have removed around 1,700 apps with the 'Joker' malware before they were downloaded by users.

the 'Joker' virus was found in 24 Android applications In September 2020 which registered more than 500 thousand downloads before being removed.

It is estimated that that time it affected more than 30 countries including the United States, Brazil and Spain. Through unauthorized subscriptions, hackers could steal up to $ 7 (about 140 Mexican pesos) per subscription weekly, a figure that has most likely increased in recent months.

How does the Joker virus work in Android apps?


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