Currently, this new MoqHao is active in several South Asian and EU countries such as Japan, South Korea, France, Germany and India.
“It is difficult for ordinary users to find fake apps using legitimate app icons and names, so we recommend users install secure software to protect their devices,” Kaspersky researchers said.
Kaspersky, one of the key members of Google’s App Defense Alliance, reported the spread of MoqHao malware via phishing techniques. Most Android phones with Google Play Protect enabled are safe from this threat. And he also advised all phone users to upgrade to the latest security updates to stay protected against new emerging threats.
It is also a good practice to have antivirus applications on smartphones to quickly detect and eliminate malware.