Bad News for Android (Malware)

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A new malware was discovered by a security firm Lookout which has already infected millions of user phones via compromosed apps.

The malware called BadNews has spread through apps by pretending to be an ad platform to unsuspecting developers. As much as 32 apps from 4 developers have been affected and have since been removed from the Play store. It targets mostly Russian users.

BadNews is bad news because it fakes alerts in user’s phone and entice them to download more infected apps, subscribes them to premium sms services and sends the IMEI code to the malware creators.

The list of affected apps is available so you can check your installed apps against it to make sure your phone is not infected.

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