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Beware! This Squid game app has the ability to steal your data.

Squid Game, a Netflix dystopian fiction, has recently become the buzz of the town. While the show is now trending on social media, its effect can be seen in a variety of ways around the world. It also includes Halloween costumes, shoes, and smartphone apps. Thousands of people were enticed to download one such app. But it turned out to be malware, allowing cybercriminals to steal the users’ personal information.

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Malware in Squid Game can put your data at high risk.

A security firm recently discovered the malware app disguised as the Squid Game wallpaper app on the Play Store. The dangerous app was claimed to have been downloaded at least 5,000 times before Google took it down from the app store. According to ESET researcher Lukas Stefanko, who investigates malware at the security firm. The program, dubbed ‘Squid Game Wallpaper 4K HD,’ was discovered to be spreading the notorious Joker malware. Anyone who downloaded the wallpaper in this scenario may have fallen victim to expensive SMS services. According to the security researchers, the app may also download and execute native libraries and APK payloads.

The Joker malware has been around for a long time, and if the app used similar tactics, it’s possible that the app’s customers were signed up for some premium services. Stefano points out that there are more than 200 apps based on Squid Game available on Google Play in addition to this one. Among the unlicensed apps, “Squid Games—The Game” was a recreation of the popular Red Light, Green Light game, which was also spotted on Instagram. In just ten days, the game had a million downloads. “Seems like a terrific way to generate money from one of the most popular TV shows without having to play the actual game,” he said. Despite the fact that they weren’t dangerous, a few unauthorized programs that Stefa used

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