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Phoney Android security apps in Google Play Store found distributing malware, tracking users

36 apps posing as tools to keep users safe from attacks were actually installing malware on user's devices.

Phoney Android security apps in Google Play Store found distributing malware, tracking users

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BankBot Malware Once More Hits Google Play
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2017, 08:18:33 AM »
BankBot Malware Once More Hits Google Play
19 April 2017, 8:07 am

The BankBot Android banking Trojan is back, managing to bypass Google's security scans once more to reach the Play Store. 

This particular banking trojan was first discovered back in January when the source code for an unnamed Android banking Trojan was dumped on an underground hacking forum. It didn't take long before that source code was picked up and turned into BankBot. 

So far, it was used to target banks in Russia, the UK, Austria, Germany, and Turkey. Now, thanks to some tweaks in the code, the malware can disguise itself in order to avoid the Google security scanner. By April, three different BankBot campaigns had been detected and Google took down the infected apps. 

Unfortunately, other apps appeared in their place. This time around, after Dr. Web and ESET detected their share of campaigns, it's time for
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