Gooligan Attack: Check if your google account is safe

A new android malware has breached the security of more than one million Google accounts. Researchers from Check Point Software Technologies have found this new malware, called Gooligan. This new malware variant roots devices and steals email addresses and gets access to data stored on the device. It exposes messages, documents, photos and other sensitive data stored in your google account. It is found in at least 86 apps that are available in third-party app markets. It is said to affect devices running Android version 4 (Ice Cream Sandwich, Jelly Bean, KitKat) and also 5 (Lollipop), which accounts to 74% of Android user base. Throughout the world it is said to be effected in about 57% in Asia, 15% in Africa, 19% in America and 9% in Europe.

gooligan checker

If you have been downloading apps from third party sources apart from official Google Playstore, you can verify if your account is effected:


Ravi Krishna

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3 thoughts on “Gooligan Attack: Check if your google account is safe

  • December 10, 2016 at 11:11 am

    Let me check my account..

  • December 10, 2016 at 11:50 am

    Thank you! Very helpful.

  • December 10, 2016 at 1:37 pm

    Good one. Very useful info. These days one should surely keep an eye on the security of your personal e-mail.


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