Android Users Exposed to Porn Clicker Trojan Again, Reports ESET

Dubsmash story, which ESET researchers have published in May, continues today with an interesting turn in number of fake apps being uploaded to Google Play Store. According to Lukas Štefanko, Malware researcher at ESET, there was more than 50 application, reaching more than 100,000 installs, infected with porn clicker Trojan.
It no longer about Dubsmash only. On the list there are other popular app as well, such as Clash of Clans 2, Subway Surfers 2 and 3, Minecraft 3, game cheats for Grand Theft Auto or various Video Downloaders and Download Managers.

“A telling characteristic they all share is mainly the fact that they have been uploaded by the same developer, using the same Android/Clicker, with a capability to avoid Google malware filtering each time,” says Lukáš Štefanko, Malware Researcher at ESET.


Following ESET’s notification, Google pulled all reported apps from the store. The sequel to the porn clicker Trojan story is now available on WeLiveSecurity.com.

Raphael Labaca Castro

Editor in Chief, WeLiveSecurity.com