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Android malware used to target North Korean defectors
A malware called RedDawn used Google Play to apparently target North Korean defectors, according to security firm McAfee.
22 May 18
Parents beware! Malware may be hitchhiking on game apps
Check Point researchers have revealed a new and nasty malicious code hiding on Google Play Store.
17 Jan 18
Malicious cryptocurrency miners shift focus to Google Play
Cryptocurrency miners are spreading beyond computer operating systems and on to Android applications through Google Play.
31 Oct 17
Android banking Trojan stalks Google Play - again
It’s a case of déjà vu for one particular Android banking Trojan, which has popped up on Google Play after being removed from the store this year.
27 Sep 17
GhostClicker adware infiltrated 300 apps on Google Play
A pervasive auto-clicking adware by the name of GhostClicker has infected as many as 340 apps from Google Play.
18 Aug 17
Malicious apps discovered on Google Play - some lurking for more than a year
Check Point, a security software company, has revealed that their researchers discovered another widespread malware campaign on Google Play.
30 May 17
Don’t pay for what is for free: Malicious Adobe Flash Player app found on Google Play
F11 did not contain any harmful code. Instead, it relied purely on social engineering, tricking users into paying €18 ($19) for Adobe Flash Player.
05 Apr 17
Unit 42 discovers apps compromised by iFrames on Google Play
A number of apps appearing on Google Play contained IFrames infections that link to malicious domains in their HTML pages. Unit42 gives details.
07 Mar 17
ESET discovers fake Prisma apps full of trojans
ESET researchers reported fake versions of photo transformation app Prisma on Google Play, just ahead of the official app's launch last month.
08 Aug 16
Google Play's about to share its family with yours
Google Play is amping up its efforts to help users share their purchases with friends and/or family, with the introduction of Family Library.
29 Jul 16
Fake apps on Google Play tricked users into paying
Many malicious developers try to trick users into downloading their apps by creating the illusion of a useful application.
18 Jul 16
Gordon Ramsay will grill your skills in his newest mobile game
Heard of that loud, gregarious and fiery British chef/TV star Gordon Ramsay? He now comes in app form, through a new game called Gordon Ramsay DASH.
13 Jul 16
Zendesk, Google Play help businesses respond to customer app reviews
Zendesk has developed a platform designed to facilitate conversations between companies and consumer app reviewers through Google Play.
23 May 16