In recent times and I am sure we will see more we have seen many apps pulled from respective stores due to being malicious and we can easily fall for it. Some of these apps run in the background and there are key signs you can check for like your battery life being reduced being on key factor any user would notice. It gets worse though some of these apps can do much more damage and cost you money.
Sophos has identified 22 FRAUD mobile apps and as the title suggests you should remove these apps with immediate effect and they have sent us this news which can be read in detail on their blog.
So when SophosLabs stumbled into a stockpile of 22 mobile apps that, until last month, had been hosted in the Google Play Market and collectively downloaded more than 2 million times, the biggest surprise for us was not that the clickfraud had gone on, unnoticed, in some cases for months or years, but that these Android apps were posing as Apple devices to advertisers, possibly in order to earn a premium return on their criminal activity.
The blog concludes, stating: The malware, which Sophos detects as Andr/Clickr-ad, ‘is a well-organized, persistent malware that has the potential to cause serious harm to end users, as well as the entire Android ecosystem…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.’
Read HERE for the full story.