Android malware: A million people downloaded these malicious apps before they were finally removed from Google Play

Google has removed a series of apps downloaded by over a million Android users from the Google Play Store that infected smartphones with malware and bombarded devices with malicious pop-up ads.

The malware has been detailed by cybersecurity researchers at Malwarebytes. The apps were still available to download for a number of days after the research was published, but they’ve now been removed.

The four apps that have been identified as malicious were from a developer called Mobile apps Group and were called ‘Bluetooth Auto Connect’, ‘Bluetooth App Sender’, ‘Mobile transfer: smart switch’, and ‘Driver: Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, USB’.

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Source: ZDNet