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Android Adware Infects 36.5M Devices via Google Play
« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2017, 11:15:50 PM »
Android Adware Infects 36.5M Devices via Google Play
29 May 2017, 10:32 pm

What is believed to be one of the largest malware campaigns on Google Play Store has been discovered by security firm Checkpoint who claims that around 36.5 million Android devices were infected with ad-ware. 

According to the report, more than 41 Android apps made by a Korean company and uploaded to the Google Play Store actually carry malicious code. They have managed to attract plenty of users interested in them and are making the authors loads of money by creating fake ad clicks from the infected devices. 

Developed by Korean-based Kiniwini, all the malicious apps are published under the moniker ENISTUDIO. They all contain an adware program that's been dubbed as Judy, used to generate fraudulent clicks in exchange for ad revenue. 

It's not just this particular developer that's running apps infected with Judy, but also other developers that inex... (read more)

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