If you are an Android smartphone user, you device might have infected by Gooligan Malware. The Gooligan generally targets Android devices and has reportedly attacked over many million Google accounts so far. On a daily basis, the malware attacks over 13, 000 new Android users. Currently, the devices running on Android 4 (Jelly Bean, KitKat) and Android 5 (Lollipop) are the biggest victims of Gooligan attack.
Gooligan is injected via two different methods- apps from third-party app stores and links phising attack messages. When injected, the malware downloads a rootkit that breaches into authentication tokens and gets unauthorized access to key data from Google Play, Gmail, Google Photos, Google Docs, G Suite, Google Drive and other programs.
The malware automatically installs app that steals your account information and starts posting fake ratings and reviews to raise the profile of these apps.
How To Check Your Account Against Googligan Attack?
If you want to check whether your website has been hacked or not, open this link and enter your email address. It will immediately tell you if your account has been breached.
If your account has been hacked and compromised, you will need to remove your Android device and perform a clean installation. Once you’ve reinstalled Android, change the password for your Google account used with the device.
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