Up to 36 million Android smartphones may be infected with this malware

Forty-one Android apps infected with malicious software were removed from the Google Play Store on Thursday, but cybersecurity experts believe that up to 36.5 million people may have downloaded the “auto-clicking adware.”

Dubbed “Judy,” the malware was published by South Korean gaming studio Kiniwini under the name ENISTUDIO Corp. It’s unclear how the malicious code got there – criminal third parties or the company itself.

According to Tel Aviv-based cybersecurity company Check Point, the apps have been available in Google’s Play Store for years, though the length of infection hasn’t been determined.

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