Malicious Google Play apps caught masquerading as Minecraft mods

The Android apps promised Minecraft modifications however as an alternative delivered intrusive adverts aimed toward children and youngsters, says Kaspersky.

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Malicious Android apps have a behavior of sneaking their approach into the Google Play retailer with out getting caught by the standard safety protections. One tactic that always appears to work is to impersonate a legit app with the actual intent successfully obfuscated. A set of greater than 20 apps discovered by safety agency Kaspersky on Google Play pretended to be Minecraft mods however have been truly adware. In a blog post published on Monday, Kaspersky identifies the apps and gives recommendation to anybody who could have put in one.

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