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Over 500,000 users downloaded malware apps on Google Play | Apps

Before malicious software was removed by Google, they totaled about 580,000 downloads. The discovery was made by Lukas Stefanko, a security expert at the Slovak company Eset. Malicious programs would be able to provide full access to network traffic, meaning that malicious people could steal victim data.

Apps don't even have any legitimate functionality. When installing any of them on the cell phone, the user is faced with only one game that does not work. The application closes on its own after being opened and still has its icon removed. Meanwhile, in reality, the device infected with malware that gives the author complete access to network traffic, that is, it can be used to steal data. Stefanko also suspects that it is adware, software that clicks on ads automatically in order to generate profits for the hacker.

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