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How To Find Out If Your Google Account Has Been Hacked? [UPDATED]

UPDATE @5th Dec 2016 – We have updated the list of Apps that are infected. Click here for the Apps list >>> LIST

The Gooligan malware attack targeting Android devices has infected more than a million Google accounts and growing by 13,000 new users a day. It affects devices running Android 4 (Jelly Bean, KitKat) and Android 5 (Lollipop), according to Check Point.

Android malware called Gooligan is being blamed for 1 million breached Google accounts. The malware is still active, according to Check Point Software Technologies, and is responsible for an additional 13,000 new breaches of Android devices daily. “We believe that it is the largest Google account breach to date,” Check Point wrote in a technical overview of the malware.

“We believe that it is the largest Google account breach to date,” Check Point wrote in a technical overview of the malware.

Check Point reported Wednesday that at least 86 Android apps available in third-party marketplaces were laced with Gooligan malware that ultimately allowed hackers to breach Google accounts.

Check Point said attackers are enticing victims to download free versions of popular paid Android apps via third-party app stores hosting Gooligan-infected apps such as StopWatch, Flashlight Free, and Pedometer.

“The infection begins when a user downloads and installs a Gooligan-infected app on a vulnerable Android device,” Check Point researchers wrote. “Our research team has found infected apps on third-party app stores, but they could also be downloaded by Android users directly by tapping malicious links in phishing attack messages.”

Vulnerable Android handsets include devices running OS versions 4 (Ice Cream Sandwich, Jelly Bean, and KitKat) and 5 (Lollipop). Check Point estimates 74 percent of Android devices in use today are vulnerable to the malware. Once a malicious Gooligan app is installed on a vulnerable device, attackers can push either the rootkit VROOT or Towelroot from a command-and-control server.

 

Gooligan spreads via apps from third-party app stores and malicious links in phishing attack messages. It downloads a rootkit to steal authentication tokens to breach data from Google Play, Gmail, Google Photos, Google Docs, G Suite, Google Drive and other programs. It also installs an app that can steal your account information to post fake ratings and reviews to raise the profile of these apps.

Has your account been compromised? It’s easy to check to find out.

Find out if your Google account has been hacked

Head to the Check Point website and enter your email address. It will immediately let you know if your account has been breached.

LIST – Fake apps infected by Gooligan

  • Perfect Cleaner
  • Demo
  • WiFi Enhancer
  • Snake
  • gla.pev.zvh
  • Html5 Games
  • Demm
  • Memory booster
  • แข่งรถสุดโหด
  • StopWatch
  • Clear
  • BallSmove_004
  • Flashlight Free
  • memory booste
  • Touch Beauty
  • Demoad
  • Small Blue Point
  • Battery Monitor
  • 清理大师
  • UC Mini
  • Shadow Crush
  • Sex Photo
  • 小白点
  • tub.ajy.ics
  • Hip Good
  • Memory Booster
  • Phone booster
  • SettingService
  • Wifi Master
  • Fruit Slots
  • System Booster
  • Dircet Browser
  • FUNNY DROPS
  • Puzzle Bubble-Pet Paradise
  • GPS
  • Light Browser
  • Clean Master
  • YouTube Downloader
  • KXService
  • Best Wallpapers
  • Smart Touch
  • Light Advanced
  • SmartFolder
  • youtubeplayer
  • Beautiful Alarm
  • PronClub
  • Detecting instrument
  • Calculator
  • GPS Speed
  • Fast Cleaner
  • Blue Point
  • CakeSweety
  • Pedometer
  • Compass Lite
  • Fingerprint unlock
  • PornClub
  • com.browser.provider
  • Assistive Touch
  • Sex Cademy
  • OneKeyLock
  • Wifi Speed Pro
  • Minibooster
  • com.so.itouch
  • com.fabullacop.loudcallernameringtone
  • Kiss Browser
  • Weather
  • Chrono Marker
  • Slots Mania
  • Multifunction Flashlight
  • So Hot
  • Google
  • HotH5Games
  • Swamm Browser
  • Billiards
  • TcashDemo
  • Sexy hot wallpaper
  • Wifi Accelerate
  • Simple Calculator
  • Daily Racing
  • Talking Tom 3
  • com.example.ddeo
  • Test
  • Hot Photo
  • QPlay
  • Virtual
  • Music Cloud

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7 comments

  1. We had incident like this, millions of account was hacked earlier, but i found solution as well. You guys should have a look: https://www.purevpn.com/blog/email-hacking-incidents-consequences-and-solutions/

  2. Ramona Villa-Farley

    Welcome to my world for a year now.

  3. My google account is hacked.what? I can do to back my account..my account is jhaytabamo05@gmail.com

  4. I can not get into my email one day i could then the next day it tells me wrong password and i no what my password is.

    • Hello, Michelle: We suggest you head to the CheckPoint website mentioned in the blog above (at the end) and enter your email address. It will immediately let you know if your account has been breached.