Cybercriminals took advantage of the phenomenal popularity of the Squid Game series available on the Netflix platform by creating a mobile application containing malware.
The application available for Android devices “Squid Game Wallpaper 4K HD” contained Joker spyware. Joker can download and transfer user data, including text messages and contact list, to third parties. Jokes is also dangerous due to the fact that it can register its victim for paid subscriptions, as well as make a payment by using the victim’s phone number.
The app has been removed from the Google Play Store. However, the app can still be downloaded from websites.