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Google went DOWN! No Google Search, Maps, Photos, YouTube in morning

Google and all its services went down in the early hours of August 9. The services are now back.

By: HT TECH
| Updated on: Aug 09 2022, 09:42 IST
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1/7 Android smartphone users are again at risk! Cybersecurity researchers have reported about a new malware threat called Autolycos. The worrying part is that the malware has chosen the widely used Google Play Store platform to disseminate the malware to the victim’s phone via apps, Express.co.uk reported (Pixabay)
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2/7 Moreover, not just one or two, but a total of eight apps on the Google Play Store have been reported to be spoiled with this dangerous malware. The report says that there have already been 3 million installs of these apps, which is concerning because that means there are so many people who are being swindled and whose privacy is being violated. (Unsplash)
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3/7 The danger of Autolycos malware is that the users find it hard to detect the apps with this malware in them and meanwhile, it performs malicious activities including, even reading SMS on the device. Not just that, shockingly, the malware is capable of even paying for premium services without letting the victim know! (Unsplash)
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4/7 List of apps on Google Play Store infected by Autolycos malware: Vlog Star Video Editor, Creative 3D Launcher, Wow Beauty Camera, Gif Emoji Keyboard, Freeglow Camera 1.0.0, Coco Camera v1.1, Funny Camera’, and Razer Keyboard & Theme’. (Unsplash)
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5/7 Collectively, all these apps have a total of 3 million installs. This simply means, around 3 million Android smartphone users are in danger. (Unsplash)
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6/7 However, the good news is that Google has banned these malware-affected applications from the Play Store. Still, Android users are advised to monitor background internet data and battery consumption constantly to keep themselves safe against these malware threats. (Unsplash)
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7/7 Also, cybersecurity researchers should try to minimize the number of apps you install on your smartphones. In case, these apps or any data related to them are available on your device, then you should immediately delete them now. (Unsplash)
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Google services were down in the early hours of Tuseday.  (Pixabay)

Google and most of its related services had gone down in the early hours of August 9. The massive outage had appeared, rendering the Google Search, Google Maps, Google Photos, and YouTube inaccessible to thousands of users. The outage appeared at 6:37 AM IST and it peaked at around 7:00 AM IST. However, Google was quick to address the issue and now, all of these affected Google services are back online. Google is yet to issue a statement on why the outage appeared.

Several users across the world encountered the Error 500 message, thereby unable to access all these services. Users were unable to access Google Search, Google Maps, Google Photos, YouTube, and a couple of other Google services. The outage was brief though and within an hour, all these services were back.

As always with most outages, users were quick to jump on social media and address their concerns. There were some hilarious memes as well.

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First Published Date: 09 Aug, 09:35 IST
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