We just found out that millions of people have downloaded a malicious software hidden in several apps available in the OS’ official store, the Play Store, turning our Android device into a botnet.
Security researchers have discovered a new batch of malicious apps on Google Play, some of which have been downloaded and installed on around 2.6 million devices. The apps posed as legitimate, modifying the look of the characters in Minecraft: Pocket Edition. However, the software’s real objective was to link the affected devices to create a botnet. Continue Reading