The hype around the popular TV series “The Squid Game” is not decreasing, which is successfully used by scammers.
Lucas Stefanko, an Android malware researcher at ESET, said the Play Market has about two hundred apps related to the Squid Game. This includes malicious software that Google hasn’t tracked.
Squid Game themed Android Joker
1) downloads and executes native lib
2) native lib downloads and executes apk payload
Running this app on device might result in malicious ad-fraud and/or unwanted SMS subscription actionshttps://t.co/PTDtPlUkBy pic.twitter.com/AFs8gkEuab
— Lukas Stefanko (@LukasStefanko) October 19, 2021
One of the applications called Squid Game is malicious software like the Joker. The virus subscribes the user to paid services without his knowledge, using the account data. The program has already been disposed of, but before it was removed, it was downloaded more than 5000 times.