Huawei’s bespoke app store, App Gallery, has been found to be full of malware-stricken games.
Antivirus software maker Dr Web I discovered the existence of a Trojan horse that exists in about 190 Android games provided by AppGallery.
The Trojan itself is a variant of the Cynos malware, known as Android.Cynos.7.origin. When the user grants the host app access to the call, the Trojan configures the information to be forwarded to the remote server.
This information includes mobile phone numbers, device locations, network information, device specifications, and more. To conclude everything, infected apps are filled with ads.
Malware that steals this information and spits out advertisements is said to have been downloaded at least 9.3 million times. Many of these games are aimed at children, but are aimed at Chinese and Russian speakers and have full language localization.
Dr Web reportedly notified Huawei of an issue with this AppGallery malware, and the manufacturer removed the offending app from the store.
Huawei has had major problems since the previous US administration effectively blocked access to the Google Play store.Instead, the company Pushed an existing AppGallery Storefront with petal search system to find apps from other sources.
In this transition from mainstream Google, Huawei has taken great advantage of the security of the app store offering.
Recently, the news that Huawei was looking for was reported. License out Its enviable smartphone hardware is designed by a third party manufacturer. This is seen as another way to avoid these US sanctions and mitigate the significant decline in profits and market position that a company suffers.
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