The tech-giant Google has recently removed 22 of its malicious apps from google play store. The tech specialists removed the apps after security researcher Sophos found that these apps are being used for ad fraud by hackers.
The published list of removed apps includes the popular apps like Sparkle Flashlight having 1 million-plus downloads.
“From the user’s perspective, these apps drain their phone’s battery and may cause data overages as the apps are constantly running and communicating with servers in the background. Furthermore, the devices are fully controlled by the C2 server and can potentially install any malicious modules upon the instructions of the server,” alerted the Sophos report.
Here is the entire list of 22 malicious apps;
1.Sparkle Flash light
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