Malware-infected apps hit over 3 million Android devices – remove these now

    Bad apps are infected malware which Register users with premium services without knowing they have been downloaded more than three million times from the Google Play Store.

    According to the report of BleepingComputer (opens in a new tab)A new family of malware named ‘Autolycos’ has been detected in eight popular Android apps by security researcher Maxime Ingrao from cybersecurity firm Evina.

    Although Ingrao first found these malicious apps last June and reported his findings to Google, it took the search giant six months to remove six of the apps in question. access and the last two were only recently taken down.

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