Over 100 million Android phones hit with malicious apps that steal your money — what to do | #android | #security


An Android “fleeceware” campaign has been discovered that began nearly two years ago, involved about 470 apps in the Google Play store that were downloaded at least 105 million times, and may have stolen hundreds of millions of dollars from phone users all over the world.

Researchers at security firm Zimperium (opens in new tab) have named the campaign “Dark Herring.” In a report posted yesterday (Jan. 26), they explained that the apps themselves actually worked as promised — as games, entertainment apps, productivity tools, photo filters and so on.



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