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85 Adware Apps in Google Play Installed 9 Million Times

Once again criminals have managed to sneak malicious apps onto the Google Play Store. Trend Micro researchers discovered a whopping 85 adware apps accounting for over 9 million total downloads. The apps would serve an excessive amount of ads, including hidden ads running in the background.

While the apps had been uploaded by a number of different publishers, researchers discovered similarities in the code. Many apps also had similar names. Google recently removed the apps from the Play Store.

Read more: https://techcrunch.com/2019/01/08/millions-of-android-users-tricked-into-downloading-85-adware-apps-from-google-play/?guccounter=1

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