E&T news story: over 1 million Google accounts hacked by Gooligan

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Dec 01, 2016
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A new Android malware dubbed the Gooligan has enabled hackers to steal data from more than 1 million Google accounts, gaining access to authentication tokens that can be used to access Google Drive and Gmail.

The breach has been uncovered by cyber security firm Check Point Software Technologies, which first detected the vulnerability last year in the SnapPea app.

The malware affects devices running Android 4 (Jelly Bean and KitKat) and 5 (Lollipop) through several dozen apps including the game Snake, Google and Weather.

The vulnerable Android versions are being run by 74% of currently used Android devices.

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Simon Hamlet

Managing Editor, The E&T Cyber Security Hub

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