Android ‘Gooligan’ Hackers Scored The Biggest Ever Theft Of Google Account by hacking into 1 million Google accounts hitting them with malware that can access 74 percent of all Android phones.
A new variant of Android malware is responsible for what’s believed to be the biggest single theft of Google accounts on record. The so-called Gooligan strain has infected as many as 1.3 million Android phones since August, completely prizing the devices open and stealing the tokens users are given to verify they are authorized to access their accounts. It’s main aim, though, is not to pilfer all that juicy data in Gmail or Docs, but to force users into downloading apps as part of a huge advertising fraud scheme, making as much as $320,000 a month and counting! We will discuss this new threat to your security today with our Guest Carey Parker on George Orwell 2084.
Carey Parker, Wawasee Media is a software engineer, cyber security expert and published author of the book Firewalls don’t stop Dragons, A Guide to Computer Security for non-techies. His primary goal is to help everyday non-technical people and small business understand how to be proactive in securing their computers and protecting their online privacy.