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FalseGuide Malware in Play Store Infects 2M Users, Forces Phones to Join Botnet - Update
25 April 2017, 11:45 pm

About 2 million Android users have mistakenly installed malware on their devices straight from Google Play, the company's official app store. 

According to cybersecurity researchers from Check Point, the malware was hidden in more than 40 fake companion guide apps for popular games, such as Pokemon GO and FIFA Mobile, which led to the malware's name being FalseGuide. 

While originally it was believed the oldest fake guide to hit Google Play was uploaded in February this year, making this a recent campaign, the researchers went a little deeper and discovered additional apps from back in November 2016. 

FalseGuide was believed to have infected north of 600,000 users, but the number now sits at 2 million Android users, all of whom have mistakenly downloaded and installed malware on their devices while seeking guides for their favorite games. 

After infection, FalseGuide create... (read more)

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