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Scammers tried using kids apps in the Google Play store to generate cash
The 56 apps had more than one million downloads, according to Check Point.
Google gives the boot to more malware-laden apps posing as games for kids
The move comes after Google hired three mobile security firms to help it catch Android malware in the Play Store.
Scammers are using Play Store apps to serve ads that nobody can escape
Most went live in September, and all share a similar code library meant to help avoid detection.
Google asks mobile security vendors to help keep hackers out of the Play Store
In announcing the partnership, Google acknowledged that the current processes for reporting malicious apps “aren’t designed to scale.”
An ongoing hacking campaign targets dissidents in Egypt, researchers say
Evidence suggests the Egyptian government could be behind the activity, which dates back to 2016.
Fake Telegram app on more than 100,000 phones infected U.S., UAE Androids
The Android malware pushed fake prizes to generate click fraud. The program’s developers borrowed open-source code from the real Telegram app.