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Google pulls these 29 bogus photo apps that led millions to porn, phishing sites

Once again, security researchers have found a collection of malicious apps in the Google Play Store. Google has removed the 29 apps that had been downloaded more than four millions times in total.

Trend Micro discovered the apps, many of which served users with tons of adds, including full-screen adds and pop-ups. Some of the adds promoted fake paid apps that were supposed to serve adult content (but didn’t), while others urged victims to participate in online contests but actually only served phishing pages. Certain apps claimed to provide photo filters, but merely captured images uploaded by the user. Threat actors could use these photos to create fake social media pages for future scam campaigns.

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