Do you have an Android phone running Android 4 (KitKat, Jellybean) or 5 (Lollipop) ?
Then you maybe at risk of being hit by being hit by “Gooligan” – Android malware
“Gooligan” enters devices when Android users download apps from non-Google or Android authorised app stores when we all know they should get apps from the Google Play Store
“Gooligan” had accessed 1.3 million Google accounts since August 2016 and continued to grow at a rate of 13,000 breaches a day, according to the Check Point article.
Check Point has claimed the breach is potentially the biggest single theft of Google accounts on record.
“The malware roots infected devices and steals authentication tokens that can be used to access data from Google Play, Gmail, Google Photos, Google Docs, G Suite, Google Drive, and more,” Check Point wrote in a blog post.
It then forces the Google Account on your device to give fake reviews to apps and notch fake advertisement views.
So how do you know if you have Gooligan ?
Check Point have a tool on their page – Gooligan Checker
Also look at their article on Gooligan at Check Point which also lists apps that can infect your device and remember if you do have Gooligan it will require a clean install of your Android device