Zimperium says it has witnessed over 1,000 new samples of Joker since it was last reported on the issue in 2020. And the company warns that cyber thieves have consistently found new and unique ways to bring this malware into retail stores. ‘official and unofficial applications.
This means that some of these malware-filled apps are likely to end up on the Google Play Store. The latter is widely regarded as a safe way for owners of Android tablets and smartphones to browse and install new apps. Google has strong protections in place – unlike some of the other app repositories available online – however, malware still manages to infiltrate the store.