android malwareA new malware “Gooligan” has been discovered, which now has infected more than 1 millions Google accounts.

The report was disclosed by security firm – Check Point.

Check Point is working closer with Google now to find out the source of this malware.



The malware targets vulnerabilities in Android versions 4 and 5 (Jelly Bean and Kit Kat), and spreads through seemingly legitimate apps in third-party app stores. More than half the infections are in Asia, where third-party app stores are particularly popular.

A full list of infected apps is mentioned below, which ranges from simple games like “Slots Mania” to a more suspicious app called “S*x Photo.”

Instead of downloading inboxes or Drive accounts, the malware installs non-malicious apps from the Google Play Store, leaving five-star rankings for each app. With over a million devices in on the scheme, the result is a huge boost in the Play Store rankings for the targeted app, potentially worth far more than a stolen credit card.

Appendix A: List of fake apps infected by Gooligan

  • Perfect Cleaner
  • Demo
  • WiFi Enhancer
  • Snake
  • gla.pev.zvh
  • Html5 Games
  • Demm
  • memory booster
  • แข่งรถสุดโหด
  • StopWatch
  • Clear
  • ballSmove_004
  • Flashlight Free
  • memory booste
  • Touch Beauty
  • Demoad
  • Small Blue Point
  • Battery Monitor
  • 清理大师
  • UC Mini
  • Shadow Crush
  • Sex Photo
  • 小白点
  • tub.ajy.ics
  • Hip Good
  • Memory Booster
  • phone booster
  • SettingService
  • Wifi Master
  • Fruit Slots
  • System Booster
  • Dircet Browser
  • FUNNY DROPS
  • Puzzle Bubble-Pet Paradise
  • GPS
  • Light Browser
  • Clean Master
  • YouTube Downloader
  • KXService
  • Best Wallpapers
  • Smart Touch
  • Light Advanced
  • SmartFolder
  • youtubeplayer
  • Beautiful Alarm
  • PronClub
  • Detecting instrument
  • Calculator
  • GPS Speed
  • Fast Cleaner
  • Blue Point
  • CakeSweety
  • Pedometer
  • Compass Lite
  • Fingerprint unlock
  • PornClub
  • com.browser.provider
  • Assistive Touch
  • Sex Cademy
  • OneKeyLock
  • Wifi Speed Pro
  • Minibooster
  • com.so.itouch
  • com.fabullacop.loudcallernameringtone
  • Kiss Browser
  • Weather
  • Chrono Marker
  • Slots Mania
  • Multifunction Flashlight
  • So Hot
  • Google
  • HotH5Games
  • Swamm Browser
  • Billiards
  • TcashDemo
  • Sexy hot wallpaper
  • Wifi Accelerate
  • Simple Calculator
  • Daily Racing
  • Talking Tom 3
  • com.example.ddeo
  • Test
  • Hot Photo
  • QPlay
  • Virtual
  • Music Cloud
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How do you know if your Google account is breached?

You can check if your account is compromised by accessing the following web site that Check Point has created:  https://gooligan.checkpoint.com/.

If your account has been breached, the following steps are required:

  1. A clean installation of an operating system on your mobile device is required (a process called “flashing”). As this is a complex process, we recommend powering off your device and approaching a certified technician, or your mobile service provider, to request that your device be “re-flashed.”
  2. Change your Google account passwords immediately after this process.

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