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Everything You Need To Know About the Malicious Apps in Google Play
Tuesday, January 26, 2016 by Anant Singh
Earlier this month, the Google Play store was reduced to chaos with the discovery that 13 apps - several of which were extremely popular- were infected with malware developed by the infamous China-based BrainTest, a malicious “brand” that had been lurking in the shadows, but has now made a comeback.We’ve rounded up everything you need to know about this attack on Androi...
New Strain of Malware Continues to Spread Through Chinese Android Market
Tuesday, October 13, 2015 by Stuart Parkerson
AdaptiveMobile has released new insight into the continuing emergence of a new strain of Android Malware. AdaptiveMobile has been monitoring the development of the program as it has spread through multiple variants across the Chinese Android market. The threat vector begins from an infected phone, where an SMS is sent to an uninfected device, informing the user tha...
New Mobile Malware SMS Worm, Selfmite, Attacks Android Users
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 by Stuart Parkerson
AdaptiveMobile has discovered a previously unknown piece of mobile malware dubbed Selfmite.The malware spreads via SMS and fools users into installing a worm app which propagates by automatically sending a text message to contacts in the infected phone’s address book. The worm then requests users to install another legitimate app via an advertising platform; the au...