Scarborough police warn Android users about 'Joker' virus found in these eight apps

Police in Scarborough are warning Android users about a virus which has been identified on eight apps.

Monday, 28th June 2021, 1:16 pm
Stock image of mobile phone. JPI Media
Stock image of mobile phone. JPI Media

Over the last three years, the Android malware Joker has made headlines as a result of it invading applications on Google Play Store.

It infects the user’s device after the infected application is downloaded and secretly collects data.

Researchers have identified the virus in eight apps on the Google Play Store which Google have now removed.

In a warning on social media, Scarborough Police say the following Android Apps should be removed immediately if you have downloaded them:

• Auxiliary Message

• Fast Magic SMS

• Free CamScanner

• Super Message

• Element Scanner

• Go Messages

• Travel Wallpapers

• Super SMS