In total, our specialists uncovered 10 of these trojan apps. Of them, 9 were available on Google Play:
(1) a photo-editing software called Processing Photo. It is detected by Dr.Web Anti-Virus as Android.PWS.Facebook.13 and was spread by the developer chikumburahamilton. It was installed over 500,000 times.
(2) applications that enabled access limitations for using other software installed on Android devices: App Lock Keep from the developer Sheralaw Rence, App Lock Manager from the developer Implummet col, and Lockit Master from the developer Enali mchicolo―all detected as Android.PWS.Facebook.13. They were downloaded at least 50,000, 10 and 5,000 times respectively.
(3) Rubbish Cleaner from the developer SNT.rbcl―a utility to optimize the Android device performance. It was downloaded over 100,000 times. Dr.Web detects it as Android.PWS.Facebook.13.
(4) astrology programs Horoscope Daily from the developer HscopeDaily momo and Horoscope Pi from the developer Talleyr Shauna, also detected as Android.PWS.Facebook.13. The former had more than 100,000 installs while the latter―more than 1,000 installs.
(5) a fitness program called Inwell Fitness, and detected as Android.PWS.Facebook.14 from the developer Reuben Germaine. It has more than 100,000 installs.
(6) an image editing app called PIP Photo that was spread by the developer Lillians. Its various versions are detected as Android.PWS.Facebook.17 and Android.PWS.Facebook.18. This app has over 5,000,000 downloads.
Check if you were running one of these nine apps
- PIP Photo
- Processing Photo
- Rubbish Cleaner
- Inwell Fitness
- Horoscope Daily
- App Lock Keep
- Lockit Master
- Horoscope Pi
- App lock Manager
The first step is to uninstall the application. Then, login into your Facebook account and reset your password immediately.