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Fake WannaCry Protection Apps Fill Google Play
« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2017, 11:15:29 PM »
Fake WannaCry Protection Apps Fill Google Play
24 May 2017, 11:00 pm

The Google Play Store is currently filling up with quite a few apps promising to protect users from the WannaCry ransomware, despite there being no way for the infection to spread to Android devices. 

Now that the WannaCry spread has stabilized, it seems that people are trying to capitalize on it in some way or another. The ransomware spread to 150 countries, affecting around 300,000 computers, none of which were smartphones because the malware takes advantage of a Windows vulnerability. This means there's no way for it to spread to Android devices. 

Some developers are looking to take advantage of the panic created by the WannaCry rapid spread and created fake apps promising to protect users from the cyber attack. 

While some of the apps that turn up when you search for "wannacry" on Google Play are meant to prank people, others allegedly want to help people out with tips and tricks. 

Researchers from McAfee Softpedia News / Security

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