Super Easy Malware Check For Your Android Phone

Published: Fri, 2 December 2016

13,000 Android devices are being infected by Malware every day, putting at risk the private details of more than 1 million Google accounts. A new piece of malware called “Gooligan” is infecting Android phones and stealing email addresses.  Users who download Gooligan-infected apps or click links in phishing messages are being exposed to the malware, which allows attackers to access sensitive information from Google apps like Gmail, Drive, and Photos.

Anyone who owns a device running Android 4 and 5 — that includes Android Jelly Bean, KitKat, and Lollipop — is most at risk, according to Check Point, and those devices make up nearly 75% of Android users. 

Check Point Security has made an online tool to check if your phone is infected with Gooligan. Just type in your Google address into the Gooligan Checker, you can find out if you've been hacked.

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