Google Play fooled into stocking malicious apps that were downloaded by over 1 million users.
Another example of Google Play’s security and checking processes that have failed, allowing malicious applications to be made available to users.
- Most of these apps were uploaded to Google Play in October 2017
- Cyber criminals were publishing malicious apps on Google Play Store for more than two years
- Apps use malicious code to steal login credentials
- Targeted users in certain languages – Russian, Ukrainian, Armenian, Azerbaijani, Belarusian, Romanian….
- A fake version of WhatsApp was found to have more than a million user downloads.
- The malicious creators used a blank space after the name WhatsApp, to allow it to be uploaded to Google Play
- The fake application tried to download another application onto the user’s phone.
- Suspected of trying to steal user credentials.
- It is another time that Google Play stocks malicious apps.