DU Antivirus Security is a popular app, with between 10 and 50 million downloads in the Google Play store.

Check Point has reported that a free mobile app with antivirus has been compiling the data of their users without consent to do so.

The application in question is DU Antivirus Security, which has been downloaded between 10 and 50 million times from the Google Play store. After being informed about the practices of DU, Google blotted out. It should be noted that the latest version of DU Antivirus Security that includes malicious code is 3.1.5.

What was made with information such as the identification credentials, the list of contacts, call logs and location. This information was coded to be sent to a remote server. And, then, another application linked to it, Caller ID & Call Block – DU Caller, used the data collected. In this sense, from the Check-Point, highlight that “while the users installed DU Antivirus Security to protect their phones, the app did the opposite, stealing your data and using it for commercial purposes”.

And is that information about the personal calls, such as who spoke and for how long they spoke, it was registered and sold.

The same code is used in DU Antivirus Security has been discovered in a thirty application more. It is estimated that, in total, the malware has affected 24 million users as a minimum. Although the final figure could be much higher. Could reach up to 89 million.