Just days after a number of suspicious Android apps were discovered to contain rogueware, another batch has surfaced that are even more dangerous…
Only only two days ago, the public learned about a number of scammy apps that had racked racked up hundreds of millions of downloads from the Google Play Store. Now, in about 48 hours time, security researchers have found yet another collection of malicious mobile applications.
New Rogueware Apps can Log into Users’ Facebook and Google Accounts and Download Malware
Trend Micro believes these apps may have originated and China. Aside from being able to log into other accounts and download additional malware, these apps also have the potential ability to post fake reviews. Moreover, the applications are also able to disabled Google Play Protect, thereby bypassing security protocols.
The nine sinister mobile applications had already reached 470,000 downloads from the Google Play Store before being removed. So, anyone with these programs on their devices should delete them immediately and check there Google and Facebook activity.
Here’s a list of the nine Android mobile applications in question: