It has been reported that up to 36.5 million android devices have been affected by this malware which has generated a huge revenue for their developers with the help of fraud clicking on their ad campaigns.
As reported by security firm Checkpoint, Kiniwini - A Korea based company has developed over 41 apps and published on the android play store under the name of ENISTUDIO Corp. which has infected millions of android devices to generate fraud clicks on their ad campaigns.
It might be the largest malware hunting on Google Play Store according to the security firm Checkpoint.
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After knowing the existence of these fraudulent apps, Google has swiftly removed all the apps from the google play store which were published by ENISTUDIO Corp. but it has already spreaded to over 5 million users. And the most disastrous thing to know is almost all the apps were already there for several years but few were recently updated too.
In fact it is truly unknown that malicious code has been stayed in these apps for how long but those download numbers says everything. Checkpoint says “The total spread of the malware may have reached between 8.5 and 36.5 million android users.