ALERT: Popular Phone APP Is Stealing Money RIGHT NOW From You… Delete It IMMEDIATELY!

Malware that secretly steals money from users has been downloaded by millions of people. The software is intentionally designed to steal money without people realizing they have been the victims of a theft.

“ExpensiveWall” is software designed to cheat users out of their money without them realizing it. The malware was hidden in at least 50 apps in the Google Play store. The malware’s been dubbed ExpensiveWall after hiding inside wallpaper apps. (A list of apps can be found further down.)

According to the Check Point researchers who discovered it, ExpensiveWall has been downloaded between one million and 4.2 million times but since it’s hidden in apps, it is difficult to tell exactly how many have been affected.

“The malware registers victims to premium services without their knowledge and sends fraudulent premium SMS messages, charging their accounts for fake services,” the researcherssaid.“In some cases, the SMS activity takes place without giving the user any notice. In other cases, the malware presents the user with a button called ‘Continue’, and once the user clicks the button, the malware sends a premium SMS on [their] behalf.”

Several of those who unintentionally installed the malware tried to warn others by leaving review messages that said things like “scam” or “It is NOTHING like the ad on Instagram tey [sic] lie to you DO NOT DOWNLOAD IT.” “The comments indicate that the app(s) are promoted on several social networks including Instagram, which might explain how it came to be downloaded so many times,” said Check Point.

The ExpensiveWall apps requested a number of permissions from users after being downloaded, including internet, and SMS access. These are fairly common permissions that most users wouldn’t think twice about granting, but allowed ExpensiveWall to operate.

However, Check Point says it could have caused a lot more damage.

“While ExpensiveWall is currently designed only to generate profit from its victims, a similar malware could be easily modified to use the same infrastructure in order to capture pictures, record audio, and even steal sensitive data and send the data to a command and control (C&C) server,” it said.

“Since the malware is capable of operating silently, all of this illicit activity takes place without the victim’s knowledge, turning it into the ultimate spying tool.” –Independent UK

The following apps have the ExpensiveWall malware infected. If you have any of the following, Check Point says you should remove the app from your device immediately.

I Love Fliter
Tool Box Pro
X WALLPAPER
Horoscope
X Wallpaper Pro
Beautiful Camera
Color Camera
Love Photo
Tide Camera
Charming Camera
Horoscope
DIY Your Screen
Ringtone
ดวง 12 ราศี Lite
Safe locker
Wifi Booster
Cool Desktop
useful cube
Tool Box Pro
Useful Desktop
ดวง 12 ราศี Lite
Horoscope2.0
Yes Star
Shiny Camera
Simple Camera
Smiling Camera
Universal Camera
Amazing Toolbox
Easy capture
Memory Doctor
Tool Box Pro
Reborn Beauty
Joy Photo
Fancy Camera
Amazing Photo
Amazing Camera
Super Wallpaper
DD Player
Fascinating Camera
Universal Camera
Cream Camera
Looking Camera
DD Weather
Global Weather
Love Fitness
Pretty Pictures
Cool Wallpapers
Beauty Camera
Love locker
Real Star
Magic Camera
Wonder Camera
Funny Camera
Easy Camera
Smart Keyboard
Travel Camera
Photo Warp
Lovely Wallpaper
Lattice Camera
Quick Charger
Up Camera
Photo Power
HDwallpaper
Wonderful Games
BI File Manager
Wallpapers HD
Beautiful Video-Edit your Memory
Wonderful Cam
useful cube
Ringtone
Exciting Games
Replica Adventure
GG Player
Love Camera
Oneshot Beautify
Pretty Camera
CuteCamera
Cartoon Camera-stylish, clean
Art Camera
Amazing Video
Fine Photo
Infinity safe
Magical Horoscope
Toolbox
Cute Belle
CartoonWallpaper
Ringtone
Best Camera
Colorful Locker
Light Keyboard
Safe Privacy
Enjoy Wallpaper
File Manager
Fancy locker
Cute Puzzle
Smile Keyboard
Vitality Camera
Lock Now
Fancy Camera
Useful Camera
Vitality Camera
Sec Transfer
Lock Now
Magic Filter
Funny Video
Amazing Gamebox
Super locker
Music Player
Pretty insane, huh?

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