Judy Malware - Another Strike Against Android

Android has been under the gun recently when it comes to security and malware and the lastest revelation shows that the "Judy" Malware is probably the largest malware campaign found on Google Play. This is not good as this Malware is contained in legitamate apps and doesn't require any rooting of the device in order to affect the devices. I'm not sure how Google can shut this entire idea down without becoming a bit more like Apple, but maybe they will have to inspect advertisers and developers a lot more closely going forward. I'd rather have a few things denied and keep my device secure rather than allow anything and everything in the name of being open.

Check Point researchers discovered another widespread malware campaign on Google Play, Google’s official app store. The malware, dubbed “Judy”, is an auto-clicking adware which was found on 41 apps developed by a Korean company. The malware uses infected devices to generate large amounts of fraudulent clicks on advertisements, generating revenues for the perpetrators behind it. The malicious apps reached an astonishing spread between 4.5 million and 18.5 million downloads.

Source: Checkpoint