Half a million Huawei Android phones hit by Joker malware

Security researchers have found over 500,000 Huawei smartphone users have downloaded applications tainted with the Joker malware that unwittingly subscribes users to premium mobile services.

The Joker family of malware has been infecting apps on Google’s Play Store for the last few years, but this is the first instance of it cropping up on Huawei’s platform. Huawei users are currently unable to access the Google Play Store due to US trade sanctions, and instead use the company’s in-house AppGallery platform.

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