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Warning: Multi-Stage Android Malware Makes It to the Google Play Store
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2017, 11:16:04 AM »
Warning: Multi-Stage Android Malware Makes It to the Google Play Store
17 November 2017, 8:46 am

Security company ESET has discovered at least eight applications that were infected with multi-stage Android malware and available in the Google Play Store.

Before anything else, it’s important to know that Google has already been informed about these apps and has since removed them, but it’s essential to always watch out for more similar attempts as it’s apparently still possible for malware to make it to the Play Store.

ESET says the apps were infected with Android/TrojanDropper.Agent.BKY malware and used a multi-stage approach to trick people into believing they downloaded clean apps.

Using common names like world news and cleaner, these apps did not ask for any special permission, which in most cases is a sign of suspicious activity, and look just like a legitimate app with no clear indication of a possible infection. In the background, however, they download a diff... (read more)

Source: Softpedia News / Security

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