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New Android Malware Apps Detected on Google Play Store With 10 Million Downloads

  • A new batch of malicious Android apps filled with adware and malware was found on the Google Play Store that have been installed close to 10 million times on mobile devices.
  • The apps pose as image-editing tools, virtual keyboards, system optimizers, wallpaper changers, and more. The adware apps discovered by Dr. Web are modifications of existing families that first appeared on the Google Play Store in May 2022.