Report reveals over 200 Android apps carrying adware that were installed 150 million times


A report from Check Point Research (via ArsTechnica)  focuses on a new strain of adware called SimBad that was found in 206 apps in the Google Play Store. These apps collectively had been installed over 150 million times, and Google has since removed the titles from the Play Store. The apps, once installed, would flood a user’s phone with ads playing in the background, even if the app wasn’t open.
Additionally, these infected apps could force the user’s browser to visit a website selected by the attacker with instructions coming from the attacker’s server. And …

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