SharkBot malware hides as Android antivirus in Google Play

SharkBot banking malware has infiltrated the Google Play Store, the official Android app repository, posing as an antivirus with system cleaning capabilities.

Although the trojan app was far from popular, its presence in Play Store shows that malware distributors can still bypass Google’s automatic defenses. The app is still present in Google’s store at the moment of writing.

SharkBot was discovered in Google Play by researchers at the NCC Group, who today published a detailed technical analysis of the malware.

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Source: Bleeping Computer