Check to see if your Android device has been hit by Gooligan and what to do if it has.
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.
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 is easy to check to find out.
Check your account at Check Point
Head to the Check Point website and enter your email address. It will immediately let you know if your account has been breached.