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Researchers discovered on Google Play 29 fake apps that install malware on Android

Oct 26, 2018
A team of researchers from the security firm ESET has discovered 29 fake apps on Google Play that installed malware on the victims' Android phone. After the report of the experts, Google removed the apps from the official store. Most of the questionable apps were tools to clean and optimize the smartphone, or applications to know the horoscope, which had been published in the Google Play Store between August and the beginning of October. The study revealed the apps carried a variant of a sophisticated banking Trojan for Android, a malware with advanced functionalities that allows attackers to steal victims' financial data, intercept and redirect calls and SMS to evade verification systems in two steps.
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