Tags Google Play Store

Scammers are using Play Store apps to serve ads that nobody can escape

by Jeff Stone • 1 month ago

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

by Sean Lyngaas • 3 months ago

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

by Sean Lyngaas • 4 months ago

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

by Jeff Stone • 7 months ago

The Android malware pushed fake prizes to generate click fraud. The program’s developers borrowed open-source code from the real Telegram app.

A Chinese company has 25 million Android devices tangled in an ad fraud scheme

by Jeff Stone • 7 months ago

Researchers declined to identify the company by name, citing an ongoing law enforcement investigation.

Google Play Store scrubs more than 100 adware-infected camera and gaming apps

by Jeff Stone • 7 months ago

It's only the latest revelation about how scammers are using apps as a way to leverage victims' phones, and generate ad revenue.

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