MILLIONS OF ANDROIDS HACKED: HOW TO TELL IF YOU’RE AFFECTED
GOOGLE 'GOOLIGANS' AND HOW TO SPOT THEM It’s amazing the lengths some people will go to for an app rating. According to a report from security firm Check Point, over a million Google accounts have been hacked by malware dubbed ‘Gooligan’, which targets devices running Android versions from 4.1 to 5.1. It uses a rootkit in order to gain privileged access to a phone’s OS, and its primary goal seems to have been to allow the attacker to leave bogus Play Store app ratings and reviews — and get paid while doing so. While Android Security and Check Point are working together on the issue, you can check if your Android device’s Google account has been breached by visiting gooligan.checkpoint.com. You can also help prevent infection in the first place by avoiding any dodgy third-party Android app stores.