Malicious actors managed to foil Google's Play Protect app vetting process and place numerous malicious apps into the store Sophos Labs by having them lay doggo before activating and bombarding the victim with unwanted ads.
Trend Micro researchers notified Google that 36 malicious apps on Google Play are posing as security tools.
A malware's been dubbed ExpensiveWall found its way onto Google Play in what has been claimed to have been the second-biggest outbreak to ever hit Google's platform, helping push it to No 2 spot in sources of blacklisted Apps.
Bankbot found in apps uploaded by same author on Google Play, abuses Accessibliity Service feature
ViperRat discovered by researchers, designed to exfiltrate data from Israeli Defence Force via Android phones using honey traps.
The number of malicious apps leveraging top UK brands has grown by 130 percent year on year.
Backdoors normally implement remote control tool TeamViewer in order to get unauthorised access to an infected computer. However, a newly-discovered Trojan, BackDoor.TeamViewer.49, uses the tool for less obvious reasons.
A new scam is tricking users of WhatsApp into downloading a so-called exclusive version of the app called 'WhatsApp Gold', which infects mobile devices with malware.
Though a large vulnerability was discovered in eBay's global sales platform, the company has 'no plans' to fix the active code exploit.