Malicious beauty and photo-editing apps phish users


In February 2019, the cybersecurity company Trend Micro found that at least 29 beauty and photo editing apps that had been downloaded more than 4 million times from Google's Play Store included code that pushed full-screen ads for fraudulent or pornography content or that directed users to phishing sites by making them believe they had won a contest. A second group of camera apps that claimed to improve photos actually uploaded them to a remote server controlled by the app developer and then pushed fake updates that led to phishing sites.

Writer: Swati Khandelwal
Publication: Hacker News
tags: apps, phishing, Google, Android, security, malware

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