Brand new malware discovered in Android apps on the Google Play store

Some people dismiss the threat that malware poses in the Android world, but the problem is still real. Individuals with malicious intent will always target the most popular operating systems, and Android is one of them. A new report details a troubling new malware strain that has been found in the wild, and this time around it wasn’t discovered just in shady third-party app stores. It was also found in apps approved in the Google Play store in spite of Google’s various protections.
 
Researchers from Check Point discovered malware they’re calling DressCode in 40 Google Play store apps and more than 400 apps listed in third-party app stores.
 
The company says that the oldest DressCode-infected apps in the Google Play store date back to April 2016, with some of them reaching anywhere from 100,000 to 500,000 downloads. According to the researchers, anywhere from 500,000 to…
 
Read the entire article from BGR here: Brand new malware discovered in Android apps on the Google Play store

 



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