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Google Pulls 60 Apps From Play Store Over Malware Report

The games included "Paw Puppy Run Subway Surf", "Shin Hero Boy Adventure Game", "Drawing Lessons Lego Ninjago", and "Addon Sponge Bob for MCPE". An individual or group of hackers created these malicious games under fake publisher names to distribute their malware and make money off … Anti-malware Google Alert – Malware

Google Play Store shuns 60 games infected with AdultSwine porn malware

To combat the spread of malware through the Google Play store, Google introduced Bouncer in 2012, which scans apps for threats before making them available for download. Once installed, the app would phone home, sending information about the user's phone and receiving instructions on how to … Anti-malware Google Alert – Malware

Google culls 60 Android apps after malware pushes porn on children

Google has removed more than 60 apps from the Google Play store after security researchers found they were exposing children to hardcore pornography. The cull came soon after Check Point found the malicious code lurking within apps and games that were specifically geared toward younger users. Anti-malware Google Alert – Malware

Malware based on open source Kotlin language discovered lurking in Google Play

Google has been doing a lot of work to shore-up Android and the Play Store, but inevitably with such an open platform there's bound to be malware that keeps attempting to get through. Naturally, mobile anti-virus software can shield Android devices, but if Kotlin is used to create fresh malware, there … Anti-malware Google Alert – […]

Malware based on open source Kotlin language discovered lurking in Google Play

MALWARE BASED on the open source Kotlin programming language for Android has been found lurking in the Google Play Store. Trend Micro researchers discovered a malicious app named Swift Cleaner on Google's Play Store, noting it contained code that allows it to sign up Android users to … Anti-malware Google Alert – Malware

Google pulls dozens of fake security apps which secretly stole data

"Mobile malware is up 100% year-over-year and there are no signs of slowing," said Dr Covington. "Further, the severity of mobile malware is up over 400% year-over-year." The malicious apps that Trend Micro found only targeted Android phones. "Android tends to have more malware for a variety of … Anti-malware Google Alert – Malware

Google Removes Nearly Two Dozen Malware-Laden Android Apps From Play

Some users who downloaded the malware-laden Android apps were forced to click on ads to answer calls or perform other actions on their device. Even when users unknowingly purchased supposedly ad-free versions of the malicious apps, they were served with ads anyway. “The deception was far … Anti-malware Google Alert – Malware

Three more Android malware families invade Google Play Store

Collectively downloaded millions of times, 158 fake Android applications containing mobile malware were recently found smuggled into the Google Play Store, according to a trio of separate research reports that were published within days of each other. Researchers at McAfee did the heaviest lifting, … Anti-malware Google Alert – Malware