Security researchers at Dr.Web have discovered the Trojan horse Android.Cynos.7.origin in more than 190 video game applications listed on the Chinese giant online store Huawei AppGallery.
Among them, games like simulation, arcade, strategy, shooting. In total, these infected apps have a total of over 9.3 million downloads or multiple victims.
Once installed, this malicious code receives information such as phone number, geolocation data, mobile network parameters, terminal technical specifications, and video game usage data. Malware then displays ads.
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But other troubles are possible. The Sinos operating system is, in fact, well known to security researchers. Its modular architecture makes it easy to add malicious functionality. Some copies found in the past may send premium SMS, interrupt SMS or install other applications.
Huawei has removed one of the 190 applications mentioned by Dr.Web with one door open.
“We are now actively working to fix the applications of the affected developers. Once we make sure that all the applications are compatible, they will be re-listed in the AppGallery so that consumers can re-download their favorite applications and continue to enjoy them.”, Huawei explained Bleeding computer.
It is unknown at this time what he will do after leaving the post. However, this is evidence that even official stores can suffer from serious security issues.
Proof : Bleeding computer
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