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Google purges 24 malware-ridden apps that were downloaded 500,000 times

10/09/2019

Android just can’t seem to shake off its malware issues. A new malware campaign targeting Android has been found to engage in ad fraud at least since early June 2019. The findings, disclosed by cybersecurity firm CSIS Security Group, reveal that the malware — called Joker — is designed to surreptitiously sign...
Android just can’t seem to shake off its issues. A new campaign targeting Android has been found to engage in ad fraud at least since early June 2019. The findings, disclosed by cybersecurity firm CSIS Security Group, reveal that the — called Joker — is designed to surreptitiously sign users up for premium service subscriptions, in addition to stealing the victim’s SMS messages, the contact list, and device information. In total, CSIS found 24 Android apps on Google Play (listed below) containing the trojan, racking up more than 472,000 downloads by unsuspecting Android users before Google eventually purged the… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Google
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