Driving apps pulled from Google Play for reportedly installing Android malware over 560,000 times


As many as 13 games available to download in the Google Play Store were actually Android malware and downloaded more than 560,000 times, a security researcher said this week.

The apps, listed as car and truck simulators and racing games, are no longer on the storeTechCrunch reports that an Android security researcher found that the games were just a cover to download malware in the background.

Don't install these apps from Google Play - it's malware.

-13 apps
-all together 560,000+ installs
-after launch, hide itself icon
-downloads additional APK and makes user install it (unavailable now)
-2 apps are #Trending
-no legitimate functionality
-reported pic.twitter.com/1WDqrCPWFo

— Lukas Stefanko (@LukasStefanko) November 19, 2018

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